Blood glucose, plasma osmolarity and urea and creatinine clearance in rabbits artificially infected with intestinal coccidia
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Two groups of ten coprologically oocyst free rabbits were infected with 2×10 5 or 4×10 5 coccidia oocysts composed of Eimeria flavescens (7%), E. matsubayashi (9%), E. magna (12%), E. neoleporis (19%), E. perforans (21%) and E. media (32%). A third group served as the control. Only three infected animals developed full-blown disease with diarrhoea. The others suffered from a subclinical form of the disease. Shortly before and then on days 4 and 10 after infection, blood glucose levels were determined, and plasma osmolarity and urea and creatinine clearance were calculated. Throughout the observation period a decline in blood glucose levels and plasma osmolarity was observed. In parallel, a pronounced elevation of urea and creatinine clearance was found.
Keywords:rabbits / coccidiosis / blood glucose / plasma osmolarity / urea and creatinine clearance
Source:Acta veterinaria - Beograd, 1999, 49, 2-3, 171-176
- Univerzitet u Beogradu - Fakultet veterinarske medicine, Beograd