Effect of Age, Sex and Physiological stages on Biochemical profile of Mehsana goat (Capra hircus)
International Journal of Livestock Research
A study was conducted to determine the physiological baseline values for biochemical profile of Mehsana goat (Capra hircus) as well as to assess their alteration with age, sex and physiological stages. A total of 42 clinically healthy Mehsana goats were divided into seven groups with 6 number of animal per group: T 1 (male kids <1 year), T 2 (bucks >1 year), T 3 (female kids <1 year), T 4 (pregnant lactating does), T 5 (non-pregnant lactating does), T 6 (pregnant dry does), and T 7
... nd T 7 (non-pregnant dry does). Blood samples were collected aseptically from all the experimental groups. As far as biochemical analytes are concerned, significantly (p < 0.05) higher values for serum concentration of glucose, total cholesterol, creatinine and triglyceride were recorded in bucks than kids. Significantly (p < 0.05) higher serum total cholesterol level was observed in pregnant does than non-pregnant does. Serum glucose concentration was found to be significantly (p < 0.05) lower in lactating does as compared to dry does, while pregnant dry and pregnant lactating does showed significantly (p < 0.05) higher serum glucose concentration than lactating non pregnant and dry non-pregnant does. The concentration of BUN and UAc did not (p > 0.05) differ significantly. Serum albumin concentration was found to be (p < 0.05) higher in female kids than dry non-pregnant does. The results of the present study demonstrate the normal biochemical indices of Mehsana goat at different physiological stages. Present results stated some significant variation of parameters among groups whereas some shows no significant variation at all.