Journal of Animal Health and Production

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J. Anim. Health Prod. 8(4): 189-192
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Bashir Saidu1*, Frank Babatunde Oluwole Mojiminiyi2, Clement Barikuma Innocent Alawa3, Chinedu Onwuchekwa2, Murtala Bello Abubakar2, Umar Zayyanu Usman2, Adamu Jibril Bamaiyi2, Kasimu Ghandi Ibrahim2

1Department of Physiology and biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Usmanu danfodiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria; 2Department of Physiology, College of Health Sciences Usmanu danfodiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria; 3Department of Animal production, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Abuja, Nigeria; 4Department of Public health and preventive medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Usmanu danfodiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria.

Abstract | Extensive system of management and physiological changes at different reproductive stages causes changes in circulatory functions which could affect blood pressure parameters. The study was conducted to establish the normal blood pressure of red Sokoto goat and to compare between sex and reproductive stages. The study was conducted using Thirty Red Sokoto goats (RSG) comprising of fifteen bucks and fifteen does with mean age of 2±0.17 years and average weight of 35±0.5 kg. The goats were synchronised using CIDR(R) and were naturally mate. Bright (B) mode real time ultrasound scanning was conducted using 2.5 MHz sector transcutaneous probe to establish pregnancy. Blood pressure parameters (Systolic, Diastolic, Mean arterial pressure and pulse rate) were measured using electronic sphygmomanometer (CONTEC08A-VET) and student t-test and ANOVA were used to compare between the sex and reproductive stages respectively. Red Sokoto bucks have significantly higher (P˂0.05) blood pressure parameters compared to red Sokoto does, but there was no significant (P˂0.05) difference between the reproductive stages. Red Sokoto bucks have higher blood pressure parameters compared to Red Sokoto does. However, reproductive stages have no effect on blood pressure parameters of Red Sokoto goat does.

Keywords | Comparative, Assessment, Blood pressure, Red Sokoto goat, Reproductive, Stages