Adaptive Mechanisms of Buffaloes to Ambient Temperature

Abstract

ANIMALS of diverse origin vary widely in their capacity to withstand severe climatic conditions. Breed differences in the response to high external temperatures and humidity were demonstrated by Rhoad1. Buffaloes have a lower level of respiration-rate, body-temperature and pulse-rate than cattle2. Under shade, they have a better cooling mechanism than cows… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/170457a0

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