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Animal Breeding and Genetics
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 2003;16(11): 1599-1603.
https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.2003.1599    Published online January 1, 2003.
Physical Feature, Physiological Character and Behavior Study of Gayal (Bos frontalis)
M. Giasuddin, M. R. Islam
Abstract
The physical feature, physiological character and behavior studies were conducted with fifteen newly collected gayals in Bandarban hill tract area of Bangladesh. Their morphology is different from domestic cattle. The range of pulse rate, body temperature and respiration rate were 47 to 75 per minute, 37.78 to 38.88째C and 20 to 40 per minute, respectively. These physiological values vary with different age group and seasonal variation. In hematological feature, the average findings were RBC 7.01 0.52 million/cu.mm, WBC 14.3 3.69 thousand/cu.mm, hemoglobin concentration 9.81 2.25 gm%, PCV 35.86 3.68%. In differential WBC count neutrophils 28.23 1.75 %, lymphocytes 62 2.05 %, monocytes 4.4 1.34%, eosinophils 5 2.49% and basophils 0.4 0.51%. In behavior study, the animal shows browsing nature on hill slopes. They are watchful in new environment, become excited and nervous with strangers. Heated female gayals response for mating with domestic bull.
Keywords: Physical Feature; Physiological Character; Behavior; Gayal
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