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Differences in innate and adaptive immune response traits of Pahari (Indian non-descript indigenous breed) and Jersey crossbred cattle

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  • Subhash Verma
  • Thakur, Aneesh
  • Shailja Katoch
  • Chander Shekhar
  • Aasim Habib Wani
  • Sandeep Kumar
  • Shweta Dohroo
  • Geetanjali Singh
  • Mandeep Sharma

Cattle are an integral part of the largely agrarian economy of India. Indigenous breeds of cattle comprise about 80% of total cattle population of the country and contribute significantly to the overall milk production. There are 40 recognized indigenous breeds of cattle and a number of uncharacterized non-descript cattle. Pahari cattle of Himachal Pradesh in Northern India are one such non-descript indigenous breed. Here we describe a comprehensive evaluation of haematobiochemical parameters and innate and adaptive immune response traits of Pahari cattle and a comparison with Jersey crossbred cattle. The study shows demonstrable differences in the two breeds with respect to some innate and adaptive immunological traits. This is a first attempt to characterize immune response traits of Pahari cattle and the results of the study provide an understanding of breed differences in immune status of cattle which could be useful for their breeding and conservations programs.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftVeterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
Vol/bind192
Sider (fra-til)20-27
Antal sider8
ISSN0165-2427
DOI
StatusUdgivet - okt. 2017
Eksternt udgivetJa

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