1995, Cilt 11, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 029-033
Effects of Stress and Ascorbic Acid on Some Blood Metabolites in Cocks
Tufan Keçeci, Mehmet Kocabatmaz
S.Ü. Veteriner Fakültesi, Fizyoloji Anabilim Dalı, KONYA
Keywords: Stress, ascorbic acid, blood metabolites
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In the investigation, 30 white leghorn cicks which were at the same age, similar body weight and healthy were used. The animals were divided into 3 groups as Control, Group ST (Stress) and Group AA (Ascorbic acid). Food and water were given ad libitum. Each group was placed into different compartment. It was 40 dm2 foreach bird off toor area for the control animals. But, in the experimental groups, the floor area was 10 dm2 for each bird. During the experiment, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) was added to food of the animals in Grofp AA. (150 mg/kg) The increased levels of plasma corticosterone is experimental groups indicated to occur stress. In the cocks of Control Group; mean blood serum total thyroxine (TT4), total triiodothyronine ((TT3). glucose, total cholesterol, total protein levels and plasma corticosterone levels were found to be 2.76 pg/dl, 0.71 ng/dl, 185,63 mg/dl, 115.35 mg/dl, 4.17 gr/dl and 0.96 ng/ ml respectively. The levels of serum TT3 (0.45ng/m! ) and total cholesterol <106,62mg/dl) in the animals of Group ST decreased. However, plasma corticosterone (1,57ng/ml) and serum glucose levels (207.32mg/dl) were increased. Mean serum TT3, glucose, total cholesterol and plasma corticosterone levels in the animals those were given ascorbic acid were determined to be 0.53ng/ml, 191.64mg/dl, 111,54mg/dl and 1.02ng/ml respectively. The levels of serum TT4 and tota! protein amongst the groups were not significantly differences. Based on results, it was concluded that some blood metabolites were significantly influenced by stress.