Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 9

A Study on Management Practices Followed by Organized Stud Farms in Karnataka

Abdul Mateen K W1, Uday Kumar2, Mahadevappa D Gouri3*, Vivek M Patil4 and Rajeshwari YB5

1Veterinary Officer, Department of AH and VS, GoK, Yadgir District, India
2Veterinary Officer, Department of AH and VS, GoK, Bidar District, India
3Department of Livestock Production and Management, KVAFSU, Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
4Associate Professor and Head, India
5Retired Professor, VCH, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

*Corresponding Author: Mahadevappa D Gouri, Department of Livestock Production and Management, KVAFSU, Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Received: July 21, 2022; Published: August 22, 2022


A study was conducted on the different management practices followed by organized stud farms in Karnataka. Information was collected by interview method using a structured schedule. The establishments of stud farms ranged from 18 to 19 centuries. The mean stock holding was 97.2 ± 21, with about 30 ± 8.75%, 41.6 ± 10.81% and 22.4 ± 7.0% owning stallions, mares and geldings, respectively. Most of the stables were of close type (100%) and located at an adjacent distance from the residence (100%). Concrete flooring was common (80%) and only 50% of the respondents are using straw 40% wood shavings as a bedding material. Mean stable dimensions were 162 ± 60 sq. ft. 50% of respondents were cleaning Stables every day. Stone feed mangers and feed buckets were commonly used. Majority respondents practiced individual feeding (100%), with oats as the primary fodder, and concentrates fed thrice a day (52.6%). Vitamins, minerals, salts and electrolytes were given as feed supplements by all the respondents, and anti-stressors, amino acids and growth promoters were commonly used. Colostrum was fed to foals within 30 minutes of birth and concentrate feeding was introduced at 3 months of age. Natural mating (60%) with a breeding ratio of 1:5 and conception rate of 72.37%, and artificial insemination (40%) with a conception rate of 70.0%, were commonly practiced. The most common indicators of oestrus were valval discharge (50%) and swelling (10%). Most of the respondents preferred sandy surface for training their horses. Regular vaccination was practised for tetanus only. Most respondents regularly practised deworming and dental check-ups. Diarrhoea (100%), colic (100%), laminitis (90%) and endometritis (50%) were commonly recorded conditions. (70%) respondents reported transporting the horses once a month for clinical purposes.

Key words: Stud Farms; Management Practices; Karnataka


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Citation: Mahadevappa D Gouri., et al. “A Study on Management Practices Followed by Organized Stud Farms in Karnataka". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.9 (2022): 47-52.


Copyright: © 2022 Mahadevappa D Gouri., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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