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Goat Science

Edited by Sándor Kukovics

Hungarian Sheep and Goat Dairying Public Utility Association

Goat science covers quite a wide range and varieties of topics, from genetics and breeding, via nutrition, production systems, reproduction, milk and meat production, animal health and parasitism, etc., up to the effects of goat products on human health. In this book, several parts of them are presented within 18 different chapters. Molecular genetics and genetic improvement of goats are the new approaches of goat development. Several factors affect the passage rate of digesta in goats, but for diet properties, goats are similar to other ruminants. Iodine deficiency in goats could be dangerous. Assisted reproduction techniques have similar importance in goats like in other ruminants. Milk and meat production traits of goats are almost equally important and have significant positive impacts on human health. Many factors affect the health of goats, heat stress being of increasing importance. Production systems could modify all of the abovementioned characteristics of goats.

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Goat ScienceEdited by Sándor Kukovics

Published: June 20th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/66562

ISBN: 978-1-78923-203-5

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-202-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-263-8

Copyright year: 2018

Books open for chapter submissions

35476 Total Chapter Downloads

38 Crossref Citations

13 Web of Science Citations

79 Dimensions Citations


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1. Molecular Genetics and Genome Biology of Goats

By Kingsley Ekwemalor, Sarah Adjei-Fremah, Emmanuel Asiamah and Mulumebet Worku


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2. The Development and Genetic Improvement of South African Goats

By Carina Visser and Este van Marle‐Köster


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3. Rate of Passage of Digesta in Ruminants; Are Goats Different?

By Mehluli Moyo and Ignatius V. Nsahlai


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4. Iodine Deficiency in Goats

By Rajinder Kumar Bhardwaj


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5. Reproduction in Goats

By Fernando Sánchez Dávila, Alejandro Sergio del Bosque González and Hugo Bernal Barragán


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6. Recent Advances in Research on the Hormone INSL3 in Male Goats

By Tetsuya Kohsaka, Siqin , Itaru Minagawa and Hiroshi Sasada


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7. Estrus Synchronization and Artificial Insemination in Goats

By Bobwealth Oakina Omontese


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8. Proteomic Analysis of Goat Milk

By Zohra Olumee-Shabon and Jamie L. Boehmer


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9. Development of an In Vitro Goat Mammary Gland Model: Establishment, Characterization, and Applications of Primary Goat Mammary Cell Cultures

By Jernej Ogorevc, Minja Zorc and Peter Dovč


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10. Nutritional and Health Profile of Goat Products: Focus on Health Benefits of Goat Milk

By Maria João Reis Lima, Edite Teixeira-Lemos, Jorge Oliveira, Luís P. Teixeira-Lemos, António M.C. Monteiro and José M. Costa


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11. Bioactive Compounds in Goat Milk and Cheese: The Role of Feeding System and Breed

By Salvatore Claps, Roberta Rossi, Adriana Di Trana, Maria Antonietta di Napoli, Daniela Giorgio and Lucia Sepe


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12. Carcass and Meat Quality in Goat

By Ana Guerrero, María del Mar Campo, José Luis Olleta and Carlos Sañudo


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13. Parasitism in Goats: Husbandry Management, Range Management, Gut Immunity and Therapeutics

By Muhammad Mazhar Ayaz, Muhammad Mudaseer Nazir, Noreen Samad, Muhammad Zubair, Muhammad Hanif, Mubashir Aziz, Ahsan Sattar Sheikh, Atif Akbar, Abdul Waheed, Aqal Zaman and Nasir Mahmood


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14. Complementary Medicine with High Dilutions Strengthen Conventional Therapies and Health

By Silvio Leite Monteiro da Silva


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15. Characterisation of Goats’ Response to Heat Stress: Tools to Improve Heat Tolerance

By Juan M. Serradilla, María J. Carabaño, Manuel Ramón, Antonio Molina, Clara Diaz and Alberto Menéndez‐Buxadera


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16. Goat System Productions: Advantages and Disadvantages to the Animal, Environment and Farmer

By António Monteiro, José Manuel Costa and Maria João Lima


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17. Goat Farming and Breeding in Jordan

By Ja’far Mansur Khalaf Al-Khaza’leh


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18. The Goat Dairy Sector in Lebanon

By Mireille Serhan and Jessy Mattar


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