pISSN:1309 - 6958       eISSN:2146 - 1953
2015, Cilt 31, Sayı 4, Sayfa(lar) 192-196
Analysis of cardiac arrhythmias and electrocardiographic indices of clinically healthy Saanen goats in different sexes and age groups
Amir Saeed Samimi, Seyyed Morteza Aghamiri, Javad Tajik, Talieh Taheri, Reza Eshteraki
Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran
Keywords: Electrocardiographic indices, cardiac arrhythmias, Saanen goat
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Aim: Normal electrocardiographic indices taken from clinically healthy Saanen goats are evaluated.

Materials and Methods: Totally 47 clinically healthy Saanen goats were assigned to two comprising groups: male, female (non pregnant), kids and adults. Also, goats were divided into three groups according to their age, including: G1 <1 year, 1 year ≤ G2 <3 years, and G3 ≥3 years.

Results: The heart rate ranged from 71.4 to 187.5 beats/min (118.53±4.73). Sinus arrhythmia was diagnosed in 36.2% of Saanen goats, which was the most prevalent cardiac arrhythmia.

Conclusion: It may be stated that some value for the electrocardiographic indices of Saanen goats differ from that of other breeds, and little effect of sex and age on electrocardiographic parameters is reported.