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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 10, No. 1, 2007, pp. 73-76
Bioline Code: md07010
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2007, pp. 73-76

 en Effect of Age on the Blood Profiles of the New Zealand Rabbit in Nigeria
Olayemi, F.O. & Nottidge, Helen O.

Abstract

The hematological and biochemical parameters of the young (4-8 week old) and adult (52-80 week-old) New Zealand rabbit were determined. The young rabbit had significantly higher plasma concentrations of creatinine (P<0.01), alkaline phosphatase (P<0.05), alanine aminootransaminase (P<0.02) and total protein (P<0.02) and mean corpuscular haemoglobin (P<0.001). However, the red blood cell counts, white blood cell counts, haemoglobin concentration, packed cell volume, mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration and the plasma levels of sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, urea, albumin, albumin/globulin ratio and aspartate aminotranferase were similar in the young and adult rabbit.

Keywords
Age, blood cells, rabbit

 
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