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Effects of Zinc Supplementation on Growth Performance and some Blood Parameters of Goat Kids in Sudan

Effects of Zinc Supplementation on Growth Performance and some Blood Parameters of Goat Kids in Sudan

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Title: Effects of Zinc Supplementation on Growth Performance and some Blood Parameters of Goat Kids in Sudan
Author: Elamin, Khalid M.; N.A, Dafalla; Abdel Atti, K A; Eldar, A ATameem
Abstract: This experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of dietary zinc supplementation on performance, blood biochemistry and blood indices of Nubian goat kids. Twenty Nubian goat kids at approximate age of 3.5- 4 months and average weight 11.5kg were used in this experiment, fed two experimental diets, group (A) as control ( with no added zinc ), and group (B) the basal ration supplement with zinc as zinc sulfate 33mg/kg . The kids were randomly assigned to two treatments (10 animals each), then the animals in each treatment was subdivided into two groups of five animals (replicates). The study showed that there was no significant difference (P>0.05) between treatments for average final body weight gain, average daily weight gain, average feed intake and feed conversion ratio, estimates of these traits were 15.72 ± 0.96 -15.72 ± 0.96, 77.55 ± 7.66 -75.51 ± 10.34, 478.68 ± 12.39- 478.68 ± 12.39 and 6.17 ± 0.47, 6.17 ± 0.47 respectively. Dietary treatment had significant (p=0.05) effect on blood serum glucose, the control group recorded 60.00b ± 6.40 Vs 77.48a ± 5.89 (mg/100ml). However, the other chemical blood parameter showed no significant differences between the animal groups throughout the experimental period. According to the results obtained dietary zinc supplementation (33mg zinc/kg) had no effect on performance, blood indices and blood biochemistry except glucose of Nubian goat kids.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/18057
Date: 2015-12-29


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