Biochemical and Mineral Profile of South Eastern Algerian Desert Goats (Capra hircus)

Document Type : Research Article


Institute of Veterinary Science and Agricultural Science, Batna University, Algeria


An experiment was conducted in Algerian desert goats to study the effect of age and season on blood biochemical and mineral profile during different physiological stages of the goats. Serum Ca, Mg and Na levels were significantly high at birth and decreases as the age advanced. The season had a significant effect on the decreased levels of Ca, Mg and K and inversely on the increased levels of Na during dry season. The Ca (80.02±4.84 mg/L), Mg (22.14±1.61 mg/L), Na (142±1.73 mEq/L) and K (6.43±0.40 mEq/L) in pregnant goats were significantly higher than in non-pregnant and lactating goats.


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