Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 53 issue 2 (february 2019) : 192-195

Changes in some biochemical parameters of hair goat kids diagnosed with oak poisoning

Özgür Yasar Çelik, Kivanç Irak
1Siirt University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Department of Internal Medicine, Siirt/Turkey.
Cite article:- Çelik Yasar Özgür, Irak Kivanç (2018). Changes in some biochemical parameters of hair goat kids diagnosed with oak poisoning. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 53(2): 192-195. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-1043.
In this study, some biochemical parameters of hair goat kids which had consumed excessive amounts of oak leaves and acorns in the autumn season and displayed toxicity symptoms during clinical inspections were evaluated. Blood samples were collected from the jugular veins of the goat kids. Glucose, AST, ALT, ALP, GGT, Na, K, Cl, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels of poisoned animals were found to be within the reported reference intervals. Creatinine, total protein, albumin, Ca, Mg and Fe levels, on the other hand, were found to be below the reference intervals. As a result, it was concluded that goats reflect the clinical findings of oak poisoning described in the literature, which courses with lowered amounts of mineral (Fe, Mg, Ca), TP, albumin and creatinine, yet without a significant change in other biochemical parameters. It can also be concluded that excessive consumption of oak by goats was capable of leading to toxicity.
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