Some blood biochemical parameters of meriz does during different physiological status


  • Hawar M. H. Zebari Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
  • Emad T. S. Buti Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
  • Reyzan A. H. Hamo Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq


Meriz , pregnancy, lactation, dry period, total protein, ALT, AST


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H. Zebari, H. M., S. Buti, E. T., & H. Hamo, R. A. (2013). Some blood biochemical parameters of meriz does during different physiological status. Scientific Journal of Animal Science, 2(7), 190-194. Retrieved from



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