Articles | Volume 62, issue 1
Original study
02 May 2019
Original study |  | 02 May 2019

Relationship between insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) concentrations and body trait measurements and climatic factors in prepubertal goat kids

Erkan Pehlivan

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Subject: Livestock physiology | Animal: Goats
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This study aimed to investigate relationships between insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) concentrations and some body trait measurements and climatic factors with respect to prepubertal goat kids. It was found that there was a significant relationship between IGF-1 concentrations and growth characteristics of the goat kids, and IGF-I concentrations of the goat kids were significantly influenced by climatic factors.