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Record number 428932
Title Effect of vitamin E and selenium and different types of milk on health and growth of organic goat kids
Author(s) Smolders, E.A.A.; Eekeren, N.J.M. van; Govaerts, W.
Event Tackling the Future Challenges of Organic Animal Husbandry, Proceedings of the 2nd OAHC, Hamburg/Trenthorst, Germany. Sep 12-14, 2012, 2012-09-12/2012-09-14
Department(s) Animal Health & Welfare
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) jonge geiten - vitamine e - selenium - bloedanalyse - gewichtstoename - geitenhouderij - biologische landbouw - geitjesvoeding - kids - vitamin e - selenium - blood analysis - weight gain - goat keeping - organic farming - kid feeding
Categories Animal Health and Welfare / Small Ruminants (Sheep and Goats)
Abstract Newborn goat kids are low in blood levels of vitamin E and selenium. Not known is how this affects health and growth of the kids. In a study on an organic farm 40 kids were allotted to 4 groups. Parenteral administration of 0.5 ml vitamin E and selenium solution (treated groups) or 0.5 ml salt solution (placebo) at the day of birth was combined with powdered full goat milk or goat milk replacer during the raising period. Treated groups gained on averages 10 grams more a day than the placebo groups, milk groups did not differ in daily weight gain. Although blood levels are different between treated and between milk groups, no relevant differences in health and weight occurred under well managed farm conditions.
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