Variations in Oxidative Stress Indicators of West African Dwarf Goats

Authors

  • O. O. Adenekan University of Ibadan, Oyo State
  • U. G. D. Ihejirika University of Ibadan, Oyo State
  • A. A. Jack University of Ibadan, Oyo State
  • O. A. Jimoh Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  • U. C. Uwaeziozi University of Ibadan, Oyo State

Keywords:

Antioxidant activity, free radicals, WAD goat, oxidative stress, sexual dimorphism

Abstract

This study was conducted to assess sexual dimorphism in serum oxidative status of West African dwarf goats. Twenty each of
bucks and does 12 months old were randomly selected from a herd purchase from a farm in Owode, Oyo in Oyo State. The
average body weight of the goats was 13.08±3.26 and 11.15 ± 1.51 kg does and bucks, respectively. Fastened blood samples
were collected from the goats and assayed for lipid peroxidation, total antioxidant activity, catalase and superoxide dismutase
using standard procedures. Data obtained were subjected to T-test. The result indicated that lipid peroxidation, total antioxidant.
activity and superoxide dismutase were statistically similar in both sexes. Serum catalase was significantly (p<0.05) higher in
buck than in doe. This showed that both sexes have similar serum oxidative indices and bucks have better serum catalase
activity than does.

Author Biographies

O. O. Adenekan, University of Ibadan, Oyo State

Animal physiology and Bioclimatology Unit, Department of Animal science

U. G. D. Ihejirika, University of Ibadan, Oyo State

Animal physiology and Bioclimatology Unit, Department of Animal science

A. A. Jack, University of Ibadan, Oyo State

Animal physiology and Bioclimatology Unit, Department of Animal science

O. A. Jimoh, Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State

Department of Animal Production Technology

U. C. Uwaeziozi, University of Ibadan, Oyo State

Animal physiology and Bioclimatology Unit, Department of Animal science

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Published

2024-07-09

How to Cite

Adenekan, O. O., Ihejirika, U. G. D. ., Jack, A. A., Jimoh, O. A. ., & Uwaeziozi, U. C. (2024). Variations in Oxidative Stress Indicators of West African Dwarf Goats. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 134–135. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/4400

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