Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences




This study investigated the comparative changes in hematological and certain biochemical parameters such as glucose, cholesterol, triglyceride calcium, phosphorus and total protein during the transition period in Angora and Akkeçi goats aged 2-4 years. For this purpose, blood samples were regularly taken from the vena jugularis of each goat at 3, 2, and 1 weeks before kidding (-3, -2 and -1), on the day of parturition (0) and 1, 2, and 3 weeks after kidding (+1, +2 and +3). According to the statistical analysis results, the differences between the averages of the groups in terms of MCHC, MCH, Lym, THR, Pct and glucose were not statistically significant. However, there were found statistically significant (p < 0.05) differences among the periods for WBC, MPV, PDW, cholesterol and total protein, while there were found statistically significant (p < 0.05) differences between the genotypes for Hb, RDW, and cholesterol. Additionally, genotype x period interactions were statistically significant (p < 0.05) in terms of RBC, MCV, HCT, Mon, Gra, triglyceride, calcium, and phosphorus. In conclusion, in the transition from pregnancy to lactation, which are different physiological periods, certain similar important metabolic adaptations have occurred in both goat breeds.


Parturition, complete blood count, metabolite, prepartum, postpartum

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