Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 46, Issue 5, pp 783–788 | Cite as

Effects of nutrition level of concentrate-based diets on growth performance and carcass characteristics of Hainan black goats

  • Dingfa Wang
  • Luli Zhou
  • Hanlin Zhou
  • Guanyu Hou
  • Mao Li
  • Liguang Shi
  • Xianzhou Huang
  • Song Guan
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Abstract

This study assessed the effects of different nutrition levels of diets on growth performance and carcass characteristics of Hainan black goat. Twenty-four goats were divided into six diet treatments, which consisted of two levels of crude protein (CP; 15 and 17 %) and three levels of digestive energy (DE; 11.72, 12.55, and 13.39 MJ/kg). The results revealed that 17 % CP significantly (P < 0.05) increased ADG and improved FCR compared with 15 % CP. Therefore, the CP levels of diet affected growth performance. CP and DE levels in the diet had no significant effects (P > 0.05) on carcass characteristics of the goats. The mRNA expression levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 in muscle tissues increased with increasing CP and DE levels (P < 0.05).

Keywords

Hainan black goats Growth performance Carcass characteristics Insulin-like growth factor 1 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dingfa Wang
    • 1
  • Luli Zhou
    • 1
  • Hanlin Zhou
    • 1
  • Guanyu Hou
    • 1
  • Mao Li
    • 1
  • Liguang Shi
    • 1
  • Xianzhou Huang
    • 1
  • Song Guan
    • 1
  1. 1.Tropical Crops Genetic Resources InstituteChinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural SciencesDanzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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