Changes in some macro minerals and biochemical parameters in female healthy Siirt hair goats before and after parturation

TANRITANIR P., Dede S., Ceylan E.

Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, vol.8, no.3, pp.530-533, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.530-533
  • Keywords: Biochemical parameters, Goats, Macro minerals, Parturition, Siirt hairy goats
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study, was to evaluate the changes of electrolytes (Na, K), minerals (Ca, Mg, P, Fe) and some parameters related to mineral metabolism (iron binding capacity, Transferrin, Ferritin, Folate, Vitamin B12), just before and after parturition, in healthy Siirt hair goats. For this aim, 10, healthy, 2-4 years old, female Siirt hair goats, were used as material. The blood samples were collected 1 week before and after parturition. The levels of Na, K, Ca, Mg, of blood serum did not change with gestation. P, Fe, IBC, transferrin, ferritin, vitamin B12 and folate concentrations increased after parturition (p<0.05). It was found out, in this study that iron especially and protein levels related to iron had significant differences before and after parturition in a short time. © Medwell Journals, 2009.