RESEARCH ARTICLES

GESTATIONAL OESTRUS IN GOATS
C. Ibraheem Kutty and Stephen Mathew

Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.1995. 26:121-122.

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Abstract


lncidence. of GE was studied among  168 nanny goats belonging to Kerala Agricultural University Goat Farm by comparing the dates of inseminations during a period of 6 mouths with date of kidding. Of the 88 animals which become pregnant, 30 (34%) animals showed GE, 5 (16.66%) doelings and 25 (83.34%) does). While 18 (60%) animals had only one incidence, 9 (30%) and 3 (10%)animals showed two and three incidences respectively during the same gestation. Duration of GE was one. day in 20 (66.66%) animals while 2 and 3 days in 8 (26.66%) and 2 (6.66%) animals respectively. According to the slags of gestation 16 (36.36%), 7(15.9%) 8 (18.18%), 9 (20.45%) attd 4 (9.09%) animals showed GE during first, second, third, fourth and fifth months of gestation respectively. it is concluded that all the animals returning to service should not be considered non pregnant.