Blood of 24 healthy goats of different breeds in the age between two and six years as well as their 36 lambs in the peripartal period was taken at regular intervals from the day 10 ante partum up to the day 30 post partum. The content of plasma--nonspecific, clinical essential enzymes as well as the selenium content--has been examined. 1. Normal parturition shows an influence on the enzyme activity in plasma. Abundant alterations in concentration (p < or = 0.05-0.001) are detectable in AST, LDH, alpha-HBDH, GGT, GLDH and CK. GGT responds indistinctly to birth. GLDH-concentration is significant higher in the lactation period (p < or = 0.01). 2. The registration of OCT in blood plasma and serum of goats is possible but the activity of the enzyme in plasma and serum is slight. 3. In the blood of new born lambs a high plasma activity of CK and GGT can be found. Up to day 5 post natum the activity of CK descends to post partum adult level and up to day 30 post natum lower enzyme values than those of adult goats are found. GGT activity at day of birth after colostrum uptake is more than 5 times higher than at day 5 post natum. Up to day 30 post natum the activity remains above the mean of adult goats.