Livestock Studies 2020, Vol 60, Num, 1     (Pages: 015-023)

Effect of diet protein and energy levels on serum biochemical profile of fatty tailed sheep

Necdet İlker İçil 1 ,Esad Sami Polat 2 ,Behiç Coşkun 3

1 Bornova Veterinary Control Institute, İzmir, Turkey
2 Selçuk University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Animal Nutrition and Nutritional Disease, Konya, Turkey
3 Konya Food and Agriculture University, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Konya, Turkey
DOI : 10.46897/lahaed.674261 - The aim of this study is to determine relationships between metabolic profile with diet in fat tailed sheep. With this aim, one hundred twenty Akkaraman sheep coming twenty out of six flocks, which gave birth a year ago, clinically healthy, were chosen. The sheep chosen were bled from jugular vein and serums obtained were analyzed for; glucose, total protein, albumin, BUN, cholesterol, AST and GGT, as biochemical parameters. During the physiological states of late pregnancy 115th and 125thdays, and postpartum, 10 days after partition-early lactation, same procedures were followed and data collected was compared by using Z test and for concerned metabolite, unlike statistically averages values of different flocks were determined. While different flocks were coded as DA (different from average), the similar ones were coded as IA (inside in average). The relationships between diet composition and metabolic profile were determined through regression analysis. According to the adjusted determined coefficients (R-Sqadj) which was obtained from regression analysis and interactions between diet compounds in DA group and serum biochemical profile were detected more meaningful than the group IA which was created as a different group. While cholesterol has strongest relationship with diet energy, BUN was the best reflector of diet crude protein level. Keywords : Metabolic profile test, Akkaraman, serum biochemical parameters