EFFECT OF HEAT STRESS ON PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS, ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION STRATEGIES OF LACTATING KEREYU AND HARARGHE CATTLE BREEDS IN BORDODE DISTRICT, ETHIOPIA

Abstract:

Increasing heat stress threatens livestock production especially lactating dairy cows across the world. Therefore this study was conducted to evaluate the effect of heat stress on physiological parameters, adaptation and mitigation strategies of lactating Kereyu and Hararghe cattle breeds in Bordode District, Ethiopia. Purposive sampling technique was used to select study area and respondents and Bordode district was selected based on the availability of both Kereyu and Hararge cattle breeds. Then randomly out of six agro pastoral Kebeles three kebeles namely Sirba, Funyan Ajo and Kora were selected and total 150 were selected for interview. For analyzing of physiological parameters a total of 18 lactating Kereyu and Hararghe cattle breeds were randomly selected. Physiological, blood and hormonal parameters were evaluated by factorial design thus, two cattle breeds× 3 (Stage of lactation Stages of lactation; early, middle and late) were used in completely randomized design. Breed and lactation stage were fitted to independent variables while physiological, and blood and hormonal parameters were fitted to response variables. Based on the conducted survey to overcome heat stress effects major adaptation and mitigation strategies were providing tree shade, planting trees, rearing heat-tolerant livestock, and ensuring access to cool water, and herd mobility. The respondents perceive that reduction in milk yield, increase incidence of disease and reduction in rangeland cover were the major effect of heat stress in the study area. Breed and lactation stage interaction show significance source of variation (P
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APA

YALI, S (2024). EFFECT OF HEAT STRESS ON PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS, ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION STRATEGIES OF LACTATING KEREYU AND HARARGHE CATTLE BREEDS IN BORDODE DISTRICT, ETHIOPIA. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-heat-stress-on-physiological-parameters-adaptation-and-mitigation-strategies-of-lactating-kereyu-and-hararghe-cattle-breeds-in-bordode-district-ethiopia

MLA 8th

YALI, SOLOMON "EFFECT OF HEAT STRESS ON PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS, ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION STRATEGIES OF LACTATING KEREYU AND HARARGHE CATTLE BREEDS IN BORDODE DISTRICT, ETHIOPIA" Afribary. Afribary, 12 Apr. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-heat-stress-on-physiological-parameters-adaptation-and-mitigation-strategies-of-lactating-kereyu-and-hararghe-cattle-breeds-in-bordode-district-ethiopia. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

MLA7

YALI, SOLOMON . "EFFECT OF HEAT STRESS ON PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS, ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION STRATEGIES OF LACTATING KEREYU AND HARARGHE CATTLE BREEDS IN BORDODE DISTRICT, ETHIOPIA". Afribary, Afribary, 12 Apr. 2024. Web. 26 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-heat-stress-on-physiological-parameters-adaptation-and-mitigation-strategies-of-lactating-kereyu-and-hararghe-cattle-breeds-in-bordode-district-ethiopia >.

Chicago

YALI, SOLOMON . "EFFECT OF HEAT STRESS ON PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS, ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION STRATEGIES OF LACTATING KEREYU AND HARARGHE CATTLE BREEDS IN BORDODE DISTRICT, ETHIOPIA" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 26, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-heat-stress-on-physiological-parameters-adaptation-and-mitigation-strategies-of-lactating-kereyu-and-hararghe-cattle-breeds-in-bordode-district-ethiopia