Biochemical profile of local rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) during successful pregnancy under backyard production system

Abdul Wahab, Hamayun Khan, Shakoor Ahmad, Muhammad Subhan Qureshi, Muhammad Younas, Sirzamin Khan, Umar Sadique, Muhammad Kamal Shah

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The aim of the current study was to establish reference plasma biochemical values for local rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) during successful pregnancy under backyard production system in Peshawar Pakistan. Local rabbits (n=20) at day 13,18 and 28 of pregnancy and non-pregnancy were used. Experiments were executed using commercially available kits for the maternal plasma biochemical parameters including glucose, total protein, albumin, creatinine, Triglycerides, BUN, ALT and AST. During current study, the established value for glucose, total protein and albumin at day 13, 18 and 28 was 108±1.55, 115±2.7, 128.3±1.8 mg/dl; 56.4±1.69, 51.5±1.60, 46.0±1.84g/l; 39.2±1.1, 37.4±1.3, 34.1±1.05g/I whereas that of creatinine, triglyceride, BUN, ALT and AST at the corresponding days of pregnancy were 0.99±0.1, 0.81±0.2, 0.79±0.05mg/dl; 35.4±2.6, 57.9±2.8,25.6±1.9mg/dl, 8.7±0.02, 15.7±0.13, 9.2±0.21mg/dl; 49.9±3.4, 47.8±1.07, 43.6±2.5 IU/l; 22.1±1.8, 23.9±1.6, 56.4±2.4 IU/l. Current findings demonstrated significant down-regulation of these biochemical indicators except BUN and AST during pregnancy period or at the placentation period and/or at the end of fetal growth of successful pregnancy in rabbits under backyard production system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)625-630
Number of pages6
JournalPakistan Journal of Zoology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2016


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