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Relationships between body condition score, milk yield and milk composition of Sarda goat

Vacca, Giuseppe Massimo and Carcangiu, Vincenzo and Dettori, Maria Luisa and Bini, Pier Paolo (2004) Relationships between body condition score, milk yield and milk composition of Sarda goat. Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences, Vol. 13 (suppl. 1), p. 705-708. ISSN 1230-1388. Article.

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In order to assess the correlation between body condition score (BCS), milk yield and milk fatty acid (FA) composition, 25 lactating Sarda breed goats were studied. BCS and milk yield were measured monthly, and milk samples for fat, protein, lactose and fatty acid profi le analysis were collected. Statistical analysis showed signifi cant correlations between numerous fatty acids and BCS. From these results, it comes out a strong link between milk fatty acid composition and nutritional status of the animal, which could be guided, not only to improve milk productions, but also to characterize its quality.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:2700
Uncontrolled Keywords:Goat, BCS, milk composition, Sardinia
Subjects:Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > VET/02 Fisiologia veterinaria
Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > AGR/19 Zootecnica speciale
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Biologia animale
Publisher:Kielanowski Institute of Animal Physiology and Nutrition
Additional Information:Paper presented at the X International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 30-September 4, 2004.
Deposited On:18 Aug 2009 10:08

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