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Welfare and Health of Prague Goats in Madiun Zoo of Indonesia

Welfare and Health of Prague Goats in Madiun Zoo of Indonesia

Cahya Alamsyah Putra Anugerah1*, Ita Krissanti1, Diky Ramdani2 

1Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Padjadjaran University, Indonesia; 2Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Padjadjaran University, Jln. Raya Bandung Sumedang KM.21, Kecamatan Jatinangor, Kabupaten Sumedang, West Java 45363, Indonesia.

*Correspondence | Cahya Alamsyah Putra Anugerah, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Padjadjaran University, Indonesia; Email: m.a.el_sayed@outlook.com  

ABSTRACT

Prague goats are originating from Prague, Czech Republic. They were brought to the Madiun Zoo of Indonesia for improving tourism. There are four heads of the Prague goats in Madiun Zoo and they were not studied yet. We aimed to identify the qualitative and quantitative characteristics, helminths infestation status, and body condition score (BCS) of Prague goats in Madiun Zoo. It was estimated that Prague goat I was dominantly a female brown shorthaired (BSH) breed with a little white shorthaired (WSH) blood, goat II was a full female WSH, goat III was a full male BSH, and goat IV was a male WSH and BSH crossbred. The average body weight, body length, heart girth, chest width, wither height, and shoulder width were 19,72±3,77 kg, 42,5±6,36 cm, 59±5,65 cm, 15,25±0,75 cm, 43,5±2,5 cm, and 14,5±0,5 cm for does, and 30,05±1,20 kg, 47,5±0,5 cm, 73±2 cm, 20,5±1 cm, 52,5±6 cm, and 20,5±0,5 cm for bucks respectively. All goats were infested with helminth eggs at mild in goats I and III, moderate in goat IV, and severe degree in goat II. The BCS scores of goat number I, III, and IV was 3.0 out of 5.0 while goat II was 2.0. In conclusion, it is important to improve health and welfare managements to maintain the performans of the goats. 

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Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

March

Vol. 12, Iss. 3, pp. 392-585

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