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Some Studies in Baraki Sheep Intoxicated with Cadmium.
Mona. S. Zaki* and Mohamed M.I**
*. Department of Hydrobiology National Research Center, Egypt
** Department. of Animal Poultry Nulrition and Production National Research Center, Egypt
Abstract: Eighteen rams (27 - 28 kg. B.wt and 6-10 months old) were divided into 3 equal groups (gps. 1-3) and kept on a basal ration to evaluate the cadmium toxicity on the digestibility, blood picture and reproductive status, beside the hepatic and renal fuctions. Gp. (1) was the control. Gps. (2 and 3) were orally given 50 and 100 mg. Cadmium chloride/kg. Bwt respectively for 4 weeks. Heparinized and non-heparinized blood samples were collected for blood picture and serum separation, respectively. The serum was used for the determination of some biochemical blood parameters. Atrophy and necro&is of the testes, liver and kidneys were associated with clinicopathological changes. A significant decrease was detected m the"values of RBCs, PCV, Hb, LH, FSH, Testosterone, total proteins, zinc concentration and digestion coefficient. On the other hand, there was significant increase in levels of ESR, WBCs, ALT, AST, Urea, Creatinine, Sodium, Potassium and Cadmium.
[Mona. S. Zaki and Mohamed M.I. Some Studies in Baraki Sheep Intoxicated with Cadmium. Life Sci J2013;10(1):1202-1205] (ISSN: 1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com.
Keywords: Baraki Sheep, Cadmium toxicity, liver function, kidney function.