Abstract: Reference values were established for hematological and serum biochemical constituents in Guizhou black goats in China. The contents of mineral elements in the blood, hair and liver of Guizhou black goats were measured. All values are reported for the first time for Guizhou black goats in China. Most hematological and serum biochemical values were similar to those of cattle, sheep and camels. The liver contained the highest concentrations of copper and iron. The concentrations of cobalt, zinc, manganese and molybdenum in wool were within the reference range for other ruminants. The mean iron, copper and selenium concentrations in the liver were significantly higher than those in other ruminants.
Shen Xiao Yun and Jiang Hui Mei, 2013. Study of Serum Biochemical Values and Mineral Contents of Tissues in Guizhou Black Goat. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 12: 581-583.