Honamlı Goats Breed in South of Turkey I- Serum Mineral Analysis

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Demir A. Ö., Irak K., Mert H., Mert N., Ayşin N., Söğütlü İ.

Türk Tarım - Gıda Bilim ve Teknoloji Dergisi, vol.8, no.9, pp.1910-1917, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Journal Name: Türk Tarım - Gıda Bilim ve Teknoloji Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1910-1917
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


The objectivity of this study was to investigate some blood minerals and parameters in Honamli goats reared under semi-intensive conditions. 90 goats (2-4 ages) in different three herds kept under similar manage mental conditions were chosen as research materials in Teke Border of Antalya Province. Serum Ca 6.786±0.206 mg/dL, P 4.094±0.173 mg/dL, Cl 111.105±0.582 mmol/L, K 4.519±0.066 mmol/L, Mg 2.161±0.05 mg/dL, Na 148.047±0.508 mmol/L, Fe 110.706±2.510 μg/dL, UIBC 155.025±4.333 μg/dL and Tp 7.055±0.120 g/dL were determined by Roche Diagnostics, Cobas 8000 modular analyser series, immunoassay. After then, total iron- binding capacity (TIBC), transferrin (Tf), transferrin saturation (TSAT) and Ca++ levels were calculated from each other using different biochemical formulas. Ratios between the some minerals were calculated and presented in the text. Also, very high significant differences (P<0.0001) were found between herds for P, Cl, TIBC and Tf. However, no significant differences were found for Ca, Na, TSAT, TP and Ca results. Coefficients of variation (CV) were within 2 % and 35 % for all outcome parameters. In Pearson correlation analysis, negative and different two significant values (P<0.01 and P<0.001) were calculated between Fe and unsaturated iron binding capacity (UIBC) for all analysed groups. Controversially, positive and very high significant correlations (P<0.0001) were detected between Cl and Na. The results obtained from this study could serve as reference values for Honamli goats breeding in Mediterranean Region of Turkey.