Livestock: Breathing Rate of Animal

January 21, 2013

Breathing Rate of Animal
Breathing Rate of Animal

Determining Breathing Rate of animal is required to check if they are healthy or infected by any cattle diseases.
Breathing rate of thin and healthy animal becomes normal and fatty animal has high breathing rate asusual.
This rate can change frequently due to some reasons. For example the causes of increasing breathing rate of animals are listed bellow.

  • If the stomach of animal become full with food.
  • During gestation period.
  • After hard working.
  • Increasing the surrounding temperature

The breathing rate of animal can be counted by watching and counting the oscillation of belly and chest. We also can count this rate by keeping hand in front of the nose of Animal and counting how many times Animal is inheling and exhaling The breath. The Breathing Rate of a Healthy Animal is Mentioned Bellow.


Species Name Breathing Rate (Per 60sec)
Calf of Buffalo or Cow 30-40
Adult Buffalo /Cow 12-16
Goat (Kid) 12-20
Goat (Adult) 12-20
Sheep (Kid) 12-20
Sheep (Adult) 15-18


By: Zaka Ullah Pathan


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