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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Pakistan Journal of Zoology|
|Publication status||Published - May 2016|