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The Effect of Handling Cows with Local Nose Rope (Telusuk) or Halter Rope on Milk Yield by studying Cortisol Levels

Karinda Dylla Ayu Radhitama, Reina Puspita Rahmaniar, and Prima Ayu Wibawati

Division of Veterinary Public Health, School of Health and Life Sciences, Universitas Airlangga, East Java, Indonesia

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal November 2022 : 99 (11) - pages 33 to 36
(Received: , Accepted: )


This study was conducted to assess the effect of two types of ropes that farmers use for handling of their cows as agricultural practices, on the levels of blood serum cortisol as an indicator of stress and its effect on milk yield in dairy cattle. The study was conducted on 20 Holstein-Friesian crossbred cows of age 21 to 30 months. The animals were divided into two groups of 10 each. In the first group (P1) a local nose rope (telusuk) and in the second group (P2) halter rope were used for handling the animals. Blood cortisol values in the two groups showed significant differences (p<0.05). The milk yield in P2 was greater than P1 (p<0.05). Usage of telusuk rope can increase blood cortisol serum levels and reduce milk yield in dairy cattle.

Key Words: agricultural practices, telusuk, serum cortisol, milk yield

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