The present study was undertaken to elucidate the prevalence of different ruminal disorders in South down sheep under different managemental practices in Kashmir valley. A total of 734 animals were screened for rumen dysfunction and the prevalence was recorded was 22.04, 25.98, 28.18 and 35.33% at SRS Shuhama, High Land Pasture Sonamarg, Zabarwan Sheep Farm Shuhama and TVSCC respectively. Among the different ruminal disorders, prevalence of simple indigestion was highest (18.04 %) followed by acidosis (9.02 %), bloat (5.2%) and alkalosis (3.07%).
Key words: acidosis, prevalence, ruminal disorders
acidosis, prevalence, ruminal disorders