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Experientia

, Volume 35, Issue 9, pp 1185–1186 | Cite as

Water regulation in Barmer goat of the Rajasthan desert

  • M. S. Khan
  • T. O. Sasidharan
  • P. K. Ghosh
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Summary

The different body fluid compartments in normally watered and 4-day water-deprived goasts of Rajasthan desert, India, were measured in autumn. The goats maintained plasma volume and extracellular fluid volume, but lost gut and cell water considerably under the experimental conditions; indicating that the maintenance of the fluidity of the blood has priority over the body's other fluid requirements in this desert-adapted species during water deprivation.

Keywords

India Body Fluid Plasma Volume Fluid Volume Extracellular Fluid 
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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Khan
    • 1
  • T. O. Sasidharan
    • 1
  • P. K. Ghosh
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Animal StudiesCentral Arid Zone Research InstituteJodhpurIndia

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