Objective: Goat-assisted therapy is widely used and recognized for the medical benefits. Design: An experimental study. Materials and Methods: Tokara, Alpine, Saanen, Shiba and Korean therapy goats (age under 11 year-old) were used. We cooperated with 6 therapy goat farms. We intercrossed Tokara male goat with Tokara, Alpine, Saanen, Shiba and Korean goats. Results: White daughter F1 hybrid backcross with Tokara father goat (white) bore white grandson and black granddaughter BC1 hybrids just 8 months after her birth. Tokara goat kept peculiar characteristics, namely colored coat, horns, supernumer-ary teats, no wattles. Discussions: Some Tokara goats are supposing Saanen breed crossing and the genetic variation differed from the native Tokara goats. Conclusions: Nevertheless, just about any breed of goat can be a therapy goat.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||International Medical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 2021 Dec|
- Goat keeping
- Therapy goat
- Tokara goat
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