23-Title: Serum electrolytes levels during short journey transportation stress in adult goats

23-Title: Serum electrolytes levels during short journey transportation stress in adult goats

Authors: SH Dalvi, PB Panchal, RB Ambade, DG Dighe and RD Deshmukh

Source: Ruminant Science (2021)-10(2):359-362.

How to cite this manuscript: Dalvi SH, Panchal PB, Ambade RB, Dighe DG and Deshmukh RD (2021). Serum electrolytes levels during short journey transportation stress in adult goats. Ruminant Science 10(2):359-362.


The study was conducted to evaluate the effect of short journey transportation stress on the serum electrolytes parameters in adult goats. Fifty healthy adult goats irrespective of any sex, age and breed were roads transported for about 200 km for 6 hr from Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra (India) to Thane district of Maharashtra (India), in the truck in standing position, without feed and water available during transportation period. Average ambient temperature and relative humidity on the day of transportation was 31 oC/ 51% and 35oC /47.5% at Ahmednagar (loading place) and in Thane (Unloading place) respectively. Blood samples were collected from these goats before loading them in the truck for transportation and after unloading them at the destination and thereafter every week for the next two weeks. Serum electrolytes were estimated by using ISE (ion selective electrode). The levels of electrolytes viz. Na+, K+ and Cl- were significantly (P<0.01) increased and iCa significantly decreased after 6 hrs of road transportation of goats. Disturbed electrolytes due to transportation stress in these goats did not return to their preloading levels till the period of two weeks after unloading.


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