Select Physiological Parameters for the Goat

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Clinical Values for Goats

Rectal Temperature 102.5 -104 F*
Pulse 70 – 80/min
Respirations 12 - 20/min

*Very subjective to ambient temperatures and fleece or hair coat.


Clinical Blood Values Blood Volume

Hemoglobin 8 – 14%
Hematocrit 18 -38%
Red Blood Cell Count 8 – 17.5%
White Blood Cell Count 6 – 16,000/mm3


Differential Blood Count

Neutrophils 30 – 48%
Lyphocytes 50 – 70%
Basophils 0 – 2%
Monocytes 1 – 4%
Eosinophils 3 – 8%


Clinical Chemistry

Blood Glucose 45 – 60 mg%
Blood Urea Nitrogen 13 – 28 mg%
Creatinine 0.9 – 1.8 mg%
Aspartate aminotransferase(AST, S.G.O.T.) 50 – 100 S.F. Units
Alanine transaminase (ALT, S.G.P.T.) 12.17 S.F. Units
Calcium 10.7 mg%
Magnesium 2.9 – 3.6 mg%
Phosphorous 3.8 – 17.6 mg%
Sodium 135 – 154
Potassium 3.9 – 6.3
Chloride 105 - 120
Specific Gravity-urine 1.015 – 1.035
Urine Ketone (+)
Urine Glucose (+)


Reproductive Data

(Depends upon breed and if single or multiple birth).

Puberty 4 - 12 mo.
Estrus (standing heat) 12-48 hrs.
Estrous cycle length 18 – 23 days
Gestation length 150+/-5 days
Average Birth Weight 5-8 lbs

 

Normal Laboratory Values for the Goat

 

Glucose 40 - 60(mg/dl)
Sodium 135 - 154(mEq/1)
Potassium 3.9 – 6.3(mEq/1)
Chloride 105 - 120(mEq/1)
Ca 9.5 – 10.5(mg/dl)
Phosphate 3.8 – 7.6(mg/dl)
Magnesium 2.5 – 3.5(mg/dl)
SGOT 50 - 100(S.G.U.)
BUN 13 - 28(mg/dl)
Creatinine 0.9 – 1.8(mg/dl)
Total Protein 6.5 – 7.5(g/dl)