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Vol. 10, Special Issue 8 (2021)

Comparison of physical, physiological and haematological parameters of Malabari and Attapaddy black goats in hot-humid tropics

Author(s):
Sunitha Thomas, Suraj PT, Pramod S, Lasna Sahib, Prasad A and Safeer M Saifudeen
Abstract:
The present study was conducted to assess the health and nutritional status of Malabari and Attappady Black goats adapted to hot-humid tropical climate.Data on physical, physiological and hematological parameters of 30 adult animals each (2-3 years) were collected. Body weight of adult Malabari goats (24.92 ± 1.65 kg) was higher when compared to Attappady Black (21.91 ± 1.16 kg) goats. Average body measurements of adult Malabari goats were; body length (BL) 64.94 ± 1.47 cm, height at withers (HW) 64.89 ± 1.26 cm and chest girth (CG) 67.47 ± 1.44 cm. Body length of Attappady Black goats was 62.45 ± 1.28, height at withers measured 65.40±0.89 cm and chest girth was 65.36 ± 1.12 cm. The mean rectal temperature of Malabari goats were 102.54 ± 0.01 and average pulse rate was 93.70 ± 2.12/ min. Rectal temperature of Attappady Black goats (102.46 ± 0.12) was not significantly different from that of Malabari goats. But the pulse rate was lower in Attappady goats (91.56 ± 1.87/min).The white blood cells count was higher than the normal range reported for goats in both Malabari and Attappady Black goats. Lymhocyte count was very low in both the breeds but monocytes, red blood cells, Hb, HCT and MCV were in the normal range. But MCV was comparatively higher in Attappady goats.
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How to cite this article:
Sunitha Thomas, Suraj PT, Pramod S, Lasna Sahib, Prasad A and Safeer M Saifudeen. Comparison of physical, physiological and haematological parameters of Malabari and Attapaddy black goats in hot-humid tropics. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(8S): 887-889.

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