The influence of rabbit infection with intestinal coccidia upone the activity of liver enzymes
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Two groups of 10 rabbits each were infected with different doses of sporulated intestinal coccidia oocysts. Oocysts of the following intestinal coccidia were used as the infectious material: Eimeria flavescens (7%), Eimeria matsubayashii (9%), Eimeria magna (21%), Eimeria neoleporis (19%), Eimeria perforans (21%) i Eimeria media (32%). The third group (10 animals) served as a control. The rabbits acquired a subclinical form of coccidiosis which manifested itself in polydipsia, bristing hairs and weight loss, whereas only three rabbits developed full-blown illness with diarrhoea. Immediately before the infection, then on the fourth, seventh, and tenth day following the infection with intestinal coccidia oocysts, the activity of several plasma enzymes was measured: aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, lactate dehydrogenase, and hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase. Changes in the activity of those enzymes did not absolutely correlate with the numbers of inoculated infectious in...testinal coccidia oocysts.
Keywords:coccidiosis / rabbit / enzyme / liver
Source:Acta veterinaria - Beograd, 1998, 48, 2-3, 139-145
- Univerzitet u Beogradu - Fakultet veterinarske medicine, Beograd