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Vol. 9, Special Issue 12 (2020)

Impact of lactation stage on body weight, body condition score and blood composition of Attappady black and malabari goats

Author(s):
M Sudharsan, A Kannan, Anil KS, Justin Davis, K Radha and P Muralikrishna
Abstract:
The objective of the study was to evaluate the Influence of lactation stage on body weight, body condition score and serum blood biochemical parameters (protein, cholesterol and triglycerides) of Attappady Black and Malabari goats under Indian conditions. Thirty newly kidded does of Attappady Black and ten newly kidded does of Malabari goats were selected for this study. Body weight and body condition score was assessed together with blood samples, which were collected at first on seventh day of lactation and then every three weeks interval of the does till the end of lactation. Body condition score of each doe was also assessed. The overall mean body weight differed significantly (P<0.05) between the Attappady Black and Malabari goats. The overall average BCS was different significantly (P<0.01) between the Attappady Black and Malabari goats. The blood samples of total protein and serum triglycerides were not influenced (P>0.05) by breeds. However, serum cholesterol (P<0.01) differed significantly between the breeds. Serum cholesterol concentrations were higher in blood of Attappady Black than Malabari goats. But Malabari goat had relatively higher in serum protein and serum triglycerides than Attappady Black goats.
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How to cite this article:
M Sudharsan, A Kannan, Anil KS, Justin Davis, K Radha and P Muralikrishna. Impact of lactation stage on body weight, body condition score and blood composition of Attappady black and malabari goats. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2020; 9(12S): 149-154.

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