Cobalt hepatic concentration in goats and sheep raised in Pernambuco Sertão, Brazil
Daniel Nunes de Araújo Gonçalves, Emanuel Felipe de Oliveira Filho, Pierre Castro Soares, Felipe Rosendo Correia, Allan Vieira dos Santos Marques, Rebeka Pontes Menezes, Ayna Arramis Apolinário da Silva, Bruna Higino de Souza Silva
Journal Title:Revista Agraria Academica / Agrarian Academic Journal
Cobalt (Co) is a very important mineral in animal metabolism, mainly for the synthesis of vitamin B12. The objective of this study was to assess the hepatic concentration of Co in goats and sheep in the wilderness of the State of Pernambuco, taking into account factors of seasonality, species and sex. It was observed that hepatic concentrations of Co are at adequate levels and were not influenced by the seasonal period, species and sex. The data serve as a reference for the diagnosis on Co in these species created in the wilderness Pernambucano, but more research is necessary, since the region is known to present animals with several deficiencies of macro and microminerals.