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Haemato-biochemical findings of indigenous goats in Mubi Adamawa State, Nigeria  [2010]

Addass, P.A. (Adamawa State Univ., Mubi (Nigeria). Animal Production Dept.) Midau, A. (Adamawa State Univ., Mubi (Nigeria). Animal Production Dept.) Babale, D.M. (Adamawa State Univ., Mubi (Nigeria). Animal Production Dept.)

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Haematological studies of common indigenous goats breeds found in Mubi kept under varying husbandry conditions was carried out aimed to determine the base line information of haematological parameter of these animals as influenced by breed, sex and age. Significant (P less than 0.001) breed, sex and age differences were evident on packed cell volume (PCV). West African Dwarf (WAD) goat had highest (57.44 plus minus 1.11) value, while similar values were observed on other breeds: Sokoto red (SR) goat (31.31 plus minus 0.87%), Kano brown (KB) goat (30.87 plus minus 0.56%), Borno white (BW) goat (31.74 plus minus 0.93%). Males had higher values than females on most parameters in this study. On haemoglobin concentration (Hb) SR, KB and BW had similar highest values than WAD goat. Highest Hb values (54.72 plus minus 2.36 g/dL) were recorded on age group 3 ½ -4 years followed by age group 2 ½ -3 years, while least values were on age group greater than or equal to 4 years. Significant (P less than 0.05) age group differences was observed on blood serum protein (BSP) with age group 1 ½ -2 years had the highest (66.59 plus minus 1.04 g/L) value and least (64.08 plus minus 0.61 g/L) value was on age group greater than or equal to 4 years. Significant sex variation were recorded on PCV, Red blood cell count (RBC) and mean corpuscular volume (MCV). With male goats having highest values: 38.93 plus minus 1.48%, 88.89 plus minus 0.76 x 10(12)/L and 3.64 plus minus 0.0
2fl, respectively. Generally it has been observed that animals in the area of study were found to be averagely healthier as shown by the non-significant differences of breed, age groups and sex on the white blood cells count (WBC). However extent of adaptation affects productivity and health status of goats.

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Journal of Agriculture and Social Sciences (Pakistan)

ISSN : 1813-2235

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