Asian Science Citation Index is committed to provide an authoritative, trusted and significant information by the coverage of the most important and influential journals to meet the needs of the global scientific community.  
ASCI Database
308-Lasani Town,
Sargodha Road,
Faisalabad, Pakistan
Fax: +92-41-8815544
Contact Via Web
Suggest a Journal
Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2010  |  Volume: 9  |  Issue: 5  |  Page No.: 954 - 957

Detection of Some Biochemical and Lipid Peroxidation Parameters in Dirofilaria immitis Infected Dogs

Oznur Aslan, Alparslan Yildirim, Murat Kanbur and Sule Altinordu    

Abstract: This research has compared the levels of some biochemical and lipid peroxidation parameters between the Dirofilaria immitis infected and ivermectin treated dogs. The dogs of the experimental group were treated with 0.05 mg kg-1 ivermectin and blood samples were collected on the 7th day after treatment. The blood samples were analyzed for microfilariae (mf) concentration and the plasma samples were analyzed for MDA and NO levels, serum ALP, ALT, AST, CHOL, GGT, total protein and triglyceride levels on day 0 and 7. The results of this study showed that the MDA and NO levels of the dogs naturally infected with D. immitis were higher than those of the control group. It was also demonstrated that ivermectin treatment is effective on D. immitis microfilariae. Consequently, heartworm disease causes lipid peroxidation in dogs but ivermectin treatment possesses no regulatory effects on serum biochemical parameters, except for NO and AST.

Fulltext    |   Related Articles   |   Back
   
 
 
 
  Related Articles

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Copyright   |   Desclaimer   |    Privacy Policy   |   Browsers   |   Accessibility