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Incidence of unusually high numbers of stillbirths was observed at a piggery unit at the Veterinary University research farm in Tamil Nadu State of India. Systematic examination of the tissue from stillborn piglets led to the identification of presence of Porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2). Detailed analysis utilizing electron microscopy, polymerase chain reaction(More)
The data on survivability of rabbits under farming condition of Tamilnadu was assessed using the available records at Rabbit Breeding Unit of Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University for the period from 2006 to 2010, in order to assess the preweaning and post-weaning losses and to formulate suitable strategies for improving the survivability.(More)
A study was conducted to assess the physical characteristics, chemical composition and fatty acid profile of ostrich eggs. Fifteen eggs were collected randomly and used for the conduct of study. Studies revealed the average size to be 1435.1 ± 20.10 g, length 151.5 ± 0.83 mm, width 113.6 ± 0.34 mm, shell thickness 2.56 ± 1.12 mm and shape index 74.2 ± 0.82.(More)
The paper describes an incidence of aortic rupture in an ostrich chick maintained at the Post Graduate Research Institute in Animal Sciences, Kattupakkam. A male ostrich chick, aged 3 months died suddenly with bleeding from the mouth. A thorough necropsy was conducted. The carcass was pale. A blood clot of about 80 ml was noticed in the thoracic cavity(More)
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