Physiological and biochemical responses in German Fawn kids subjected to cooling treatments under Mediterranean climate conditions


Ocak S., Darcan N., Cankaya S., İNAL T. C.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, cilt.33, ss.455-461, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/vet-0708-3
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.455-461

Özet

This study was conducted to determine the effects of different physical modifications (sprinkler and fan) related to heat stress during summer on relevant blood biochemical measures and physiological responses, such as rectal temperature (RT), respiration rate (RR), heart rate (HR), testis temperature (TT), and head temperature (HT), in kids. In total, 32 male German Fawn x Hair kids at 6 months of age were divided into 4 groups of 8. Treatments were as follows: group A: (no sprinkler, no fan) (control); group B: sprinkler only (at 1000-1100 and 1400-1500), no fan; group C: fan (1.5 m/h between 1000-1800), no sprinkler; group D: sprinkler (at 1000-1100 and 1400-1500) and fan (1.5 m/h between 1000-1800).