Influence of lactation stage on goat (Capra hircus) milk composition

Authors

  • Viviani Gomes Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Clínica Médica, São Paulo, SP
  • Alice Maria Melville Paiva Della Libera Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Clínica Médica, São Paulo, SP
  • Karina Medici Madureira Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Clínica Médica, São Paulo, SP
  • Wanderley Pereira de Araújo Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Clínica Médica, São Paulo, SP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-95962004000500008

Keywords:

Milk, Goats, Composition, Lactation

Abstract

The influence of the stage of lactation in the composition of goat milk was studied in 27 Saanen goats during eight months. These animals provided a total of 304 samples that were microbiologically negative. Animals were healthy and presented no alterations in the physical examination of the mammary gland. The following analyses were performed: concentration of fat, protein, lactose and total solids. Protein concentrations were stable during the whole trial, whereas total solids, fat and lactose decreased during lactation. The results showed that the constitution of goat milk is influenced by the stage of lactation.

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Published

2004-10-01

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Gomes V, Della Libera AMMP, Madureira KM, Araújo WP de. Influence of lactation stage on goat (Capra hircus) milk composition. Braz. J. Vet. Res. Anim. Sci. [Internet]. 2004 Oct. 1 [cited 2024 May 25];41(5):340-2. Available from: https://www.revistas.usp.br/bjvras/article/view/6297