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International Journal of Biological Sciences and Applications  
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Effects of Organic Minerals Mixture Supplementation on Performance and Immune Status of Goats and Their Kids
International Journal of Biological Sciences and Applications
Vol.4 , No. 4, Publication Date: Aug. 3, 2017, Page: 32-37
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Sallam Mohamed, Department of Animal and Poultry Behaviour& Management, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aswan University, Aswan, Egypt.


Ramadan Sameh, Department of Husbandry & Animal Wealth Development, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sadat City, Sadat City, Egypt.


Helal Mohamed, Department of Husbandry & Animal Wealth Development, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sadat City, Sadat City, Egypt.


Mahboub Hamada, Department of Husbandry & Animal Wealth Development, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sadat City, Sadat City, Egypt.


The present study was carried out to investigate the effects of some organic minerals mixture supplementation during late gestation on the performance and immune status of Egyptian goat breeds and their kids. Animals (n=54) were assigned into three groups (18/group). The first group was kept as control. 2nd group was supplemented with organic mineral mixture plus starch. 3rd group was supplemented with organic mineral mixture plus bran. The results illustrated that birth weight, rectal temperature and weaning weight of kids supplemented group with mineral mixture plus bran were significantly high in compared to those of the control group. Similarly, kids of the 2nd group had significant higher rectal temperature than those of the control group. In addition, the serum globulin levels of goats in 2nd and 3rd groups were significantly higher than control group. These results suggested that supplementation of pregnant goats with organic minerals improved their immune status and their kids' performance.


Organic Minerals, Kids, Goat, Growth Performance


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