Experimental Studies in Japanese Quail Exposed to a recently used pesticide
Mona S. Zaki1 ; Osfor M. H.2 and Nagwa S. Ata3
1 Hydrobiology Department, National Research Center, Egypt.
2 Animal Nutrition and Food Science, National Research Center, Egypt.
3 Microbiology and immunology Department, National Research Center, Egypt.
Abstract: Thirty quails (80 – 100 gm B.wt) were divided into 2 equal groups to determine the nutritional and clinicopathological changes induced by 1% copper oxychloride. Blood samples were collected fordetermination of hemoglobin, PCV and some biochemical blood parameters. Liver and kidney weight increased and were associated with clinicopathological changes. A significant decrease was detected in the value of lib, PCV and iron. On the other hand, there was significant increase in the levels of ALT. AST, urea, creatinine, sodium, potassium. glucose, copper. cortisol hormone and insulin in treated groups in comparison with control ingroup untreated. Microbiological examination, revealed presence of strept pyogens, klebsiella, E.coli and anthracoids. Post Mortem examination of scarified quails revealed hi peremia of internal organs (kidney and liver).
[Mona S. Zaki; Osfor M. H. and Nagwa S. Ata.. Experimental Studies in Japanese Quail Exposed to a recently used pesticide. Life Sci J 2013;10(1):1423-1426] (ISSN:1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com.
Keywords: quail, pesticide, copper oxychloride, liver, kidney function, cortisol. insulin hormone.