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Hematological indices and serum mineral profiles of Beetal Goats in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at different altitudes

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Faisal Anwar, Imtiaz Rabbani, Naseer Ahmad, Tariq Hayat, Muhammad Sohail, Khalid Khan, Aftab Ahmad, Tariq Aziz

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Int. J. Biosci.13( 5), 491-498, November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/13.5.491-498


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This study reported the effect of different altitudes on heamatology and serum mineral profile of beetal goats. Sixty (60) beetal goats of more than 1 year age and body weight of 25-40 kg were divided into three groups on the basis of altitude from sea level: Peshawar 1177 feet (Altitude 1), Kabal 2863 feet (Altitude 2) and Margazar 4200 feet (Altitude 3). To stabilize the health condition and to evaluate body condition goats were reared in sheds at each point for 15 days. Blood samples collected on 16th day in the morning were evaluated for heamatology.  The level of serum calcium, chlorine, potassium, phosphorus and iron were determined. Statistical analysis (one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), followed by Post Hoc test (Tukey Test), showed that there were significant (P < 0.05) differences found in heamatology, calcium, chlorine, potassium, phosphorus and iron level. The results contribute to the reference ranges for the beetal goat can be used for monitoring health and disease diagnosis at different altitudes.


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