1 Al-Qadissiya University /College of Veterinary

2 Al-Qadissiya University.College of Agriculture

3 Al-Muthana University.College of Veterinary


This study is undertaken during the period from 12-3-2011 to 29-4-2011 to evaluate the effect of diet supplementation with goat milk on some productive (live body weight , weight gain , feed consumption and feed conversion ratio). Physiological (Haemoglobin concentration and packed cell volume), biochemical (Total protein , Albumin and globulin) and immunological (white blood cells and percent of lymphocyte cells ) traits of rabbits . A total of (32) female rabbits between 2-3months with age an average initial weight 1406.250) gms are randomly distributed into four equal groups (8) rabbits per each as follows:
1- Control group (C ) : fed base diet contains (12%) protein without any addition .
2- First treatment group (T1) : fed the some basa diet + 5mg amoxiclavulanic acid / kg body weight .
3- Second treatment group (T2) : fed the same basa diet +5mg amoxi-clavulanic acid / kg body weight +5ml raw goat milk .
4- Third treatment group (T3) : fed the same basal diet +5ml raw goat milk .
The study has continued for (5) weeks .
The results of the statistical analysis show that there are significant differences in body weight (P0.05) between (T3) and other treatments (1783.50, 1508.75, 1770.25 and 1852.75) gm respectively , weight gain and feed conversion ratio . Also the results reveal that there are significant differences (P0.05) in hemoglobin concentration between (T3) and each of (T1 and T2) while there are no significant differences between (T3) and control treatment . treatment (3) show a significant superior (P0.05) in total protein concentration (88.16) gm/L as compared with other treatment and it is also observed a significant difference (P0.05) between (T1) and other treatments in white blood cells .
In conclusion rabbit diet supplementation with goat milk seem to improve the productive homological , and immunological traits .