International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
Vol. 6, Issue 5, Part A (2021)
Relationships between body conformation, hematological, and serum biochemical parameters in Kiko and Nubian goat bucks under a semi-intensive management system
Author(s): Chukwuemeka Okere and Ibrahim Algherair
Abstract: The objective of this study was to investigate breed and body conformation influences on the serum biochemical and hematological parameters of Kiko-meat and Nubian-dairy goat bucks. Most body conformation traits were significantly higher (P<0.01) in Kiko than in the Nubian bucks. The hemoglobin (HGB) values ranged from (9.1 to 12.4 g/dl and 7.4 to 10.0 g/dl with the Kiko bucks also having the highest value (P<0.05). The mean concentration value of glucose for Kiko and Nubian bucks were 69.2 and 68.8 mg/dl, respectively. Body weight (BWT) showed negative correlation with WBC (r = -0.34), however, was highly correlated with RBC (r = 0.73), lowly correlated with platelets counts (PLT) (r = -0.13), negatively correlated with Mononucleosis (MONO) (r = -0.55), and showed positive relationship with mean cell hemoglobin (MCH) (r = 0.41) and eosinophil counts (EOS) (r = 0.50) and Hematocrit (HCT) (r = 0.66) respectively. The hematology and serum biochemistry data in the present study are the first reference values obtained for Kiko and Nubian goats raised under in Alabama under semi-intensive production system, and will provide goat producers the ability manage and monitor health and disease status of Kiko meat and Nubian dairy goat bucks in Alabama.
How to cite this article:
Chukwuemeka Okere, Ibrahim Algherair. Relationships between body conformation, hematological, and serum biochemical parameters in Kiko and Nubian goat bucks under a semi-intensive management system. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2021;6(5):20-30.