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. 2015; 2(4): 109-115

Prevalence and risk factors of pre and postpartum complications in crossbred dairy cows of Sylhet, Bangladesh

Uddin AHMM, Hossain MK, Lucky NS, Roy AC, Islam MR, Uddin ASMA, Hossain MM.

Reproductive complications of crossbred dairy cows are a great concern of dairy producers worldwide that significantly reduce the productivity and profitability. A year round field investigation were conducted with the aim to determine the prevalence of pre and postpartum complications and its associated risk factors in crossbred dairy cows at kanaighat sub-district of Sylhet, Bangladesh, starting from January 2013 to December 2013. A total 535 crossbred dairy cows were subjected to clinical observations that revealed the overall prevalence of reproductive complications was 12.52%.Abortion (2.57%) followed by stillbirth (0.93%) were recorded as major reproductive obstacles in pre-partum situation, whereas retained fetal membrane (2.54%) followed by dystocia (2.50%), uterine prolapsed (1.34%), metritis (1.33%) and pyometra (1.28%) were the major recorded complications in post-partum phase. The risk factors including parity, body condition score, gestation period and management system were significantly (P

Key words: Dairy cows, pre and post partum complications, prevalence, risk factor

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