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Physiological parameters and heat production of Saanen and Anglo-Nubian goats under different ambient temperatures

Grant number: 14/26556-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2015
Effective date (End): April 30, 2016
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Animal Husbandry - Animal Nutrition and Feeding
Principal researcher:Márcia Helena Machado da Rocha Fernandes
Grantee:Carolina Isabel Soriano Oporto
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil


Heat stress in goats can be perceived by thermoregulatory responses related to respiratory rate, ventilation, evaporative losses, core temperature and sweating; however the intensity of these responses depends on breed. In addition, the relationship between thermoregulatory responses and fast heat production has not been well defined in goats. This study aims to investigate the differences between two goat breeds: Saanen e Anglo-Nubiana regarding heat production, fast heat production and physiological parameters under 20 e 35°C, using a face mask open-repirometry system. Six Saanen and six AngloNubian dry, non-pregnant goats will be used in this experiment, subjected to ambient temperature of 20 e 35°C. The animals Will be split into two groups with six animals each (3 Saanen and 3 Anglo-Nubian goats). During feeding period (three days), each group was designed to a double Latin square (6 x 6) with 6 animals and 6 hour (h)-window (7.00 - 9.00h; 9.00 - 11.00h; 11.00 - 13.00h, 13.00 - 15.00h; 15.00 - 17.00h; 17.00 - 19.00h). After the 3-d feeding, animals will be subjected to fast for 48 hours and, after that, fast heat production will be measure. We will measure respiratory rate, tidal volume, ventilation, rectal temperature, evaporative loss and heat production. (AU)

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CASTRO LIMA, ANA REBECA; MACHADO DA ROCHA FERNANDES, MARCIA HELENA; SILVEIRA, RAIZA FELISMINO; BIAGIOLI, BRUNO; MOLINA DE ALMEIDA TEIXEIRA, IZABELLE AUXILIADORA; DE RESENDE, KLEBER TOMAS. Energy expenditure of Saanen and Anglo-Nubian goats at different temperatures. Small Ruminant Research, v. 193, DEC 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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