Abstract

Approaches in Poultry, Dairy & Veterinary Sciences

Impact of Climate Change on Livestock, Various Adaptive and Mitigative Measures for Sustainable Livestock Production

  • Open or Close Samir Das*

    Principal Scientist, ICAR- Indian Veterinary Research Institute, India

    *Corresponding author: Samir Das, Principal Scientist, ICAR- Indian Veterinary Research Institute, TEC, Shivajinagar, Pune-411005, Maharashtra, India, Email: skdashasnabad@rediffmail.com, dasicargoa@gmail.com

Submission: August 16, 2017; Published: November 10, 2017

Volume1 Issue4
November 2017

Abstract

Livestock is an integral part of agriculture in India as most of the people due to multifarious reasons depend on the livestock for their economic support. Climate Change poses formidable challenge to the development of livestock sector in India. The rise in temperature between 2 to 3 °C over the entire country together with increased humidity resulting from climate change is likely to aggravate the heat stress in dairy animals resulting in reduced growth and milk production. Due to rapid growth of human population, demand for milk and meat is increasing day by day. India possesses second largest number of cattle next to Brazil (13% of world population), largest number of buffaloes (56% of world population) in the world [1].

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