Changes In Some Blood component in nitrate treated rabbits
AL-Qadisiyah Journal of Veterinary Medicine Sciences,
2009, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 177-191
AbstractChanges In Some Blood component in nitrate treated rabbits
Haydar Abdulkadem Nigiesh Al-Zamely
Basim S. Toma
This experiment was designed to investigate effects of 2 g / Kg. Body weight sodium nitrate ( orally for eight weeks ) on some hematological parameters .
Forteen adult Newzealand female rabbits were equally divided into control and treated groups. The animals were housed under similar conditions of tempreture, light , food and water . collection of blood samples were carried out once a week antervals for one week before treatment and for eight weeks during treatment .
The results reveald a significant increase in RBCs count , Hb concentration , hematocrit , WBCs count and the percentages of neutrophils and eosinophils .
The Furthermore , hemopoiesis was also enhanced due to conversion of hemoglobin to methemoglobin by nitrite .
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