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Nitrate Detoxification of drinking water by ascorbic acid in growing rabbits.

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dc.contributor.author Shehata, S. A.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-11T13:59:11Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-11T13:59:11Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.issn 1257-5011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/9739
dc.description.abstract [EN] This work was carried out to study the capacity of ascorbic acid for detoxification of drinking water nitrate in growing New Zealand White rabbits. Forty growing female rabbits were assigned to five groups (8 rabbits/group). The control animals (group 1) drank tap water without nitrate addition, those of group 2 drank water with 729 mg/l nitrate, while rabbits of groups 3, 4 and 5 drank water with the same nitrate level plus 100, 200 and 400 mg/l ascorbic acid respectively for seven weeks. The nitrate caused a significant (P<0.05) decrease in rabbit performance (feed and water intake, digestibility of nutrients and growth rate). Haemoglobin concentration, red blood cells count, total protein, albumin and globulin concentrations of animals drinking water with added nitrate decreased significantly (P<0.05) but aspertate aminotransferase and alanine aminotransferase activities, blood urea and cholesterol concentrations increased significantly (P<0.05). Daily weight gain decreased significantly (P<0.05) in 5th, 6th and 7th weeks in rabbits treated with nitrate. The rabbits treated with nitrate had a significant (P<0.05) worsening of feed conversion efficiency during the last three weeks of the treatment. The addition of ascorbic acid at three different levels (100, 200 and 400 mg/l) caused significant (P<0.05) increase in rabbit performance and led to an improvement of the measured blood parameters. In general, the results indicated that the highest level of improvement was obtained by adding ascorbic acid at the rate of 200 mg/l. The study also showed that 729 mg/l nitrate in drinking water had a toxic effect on rabbits. Ascorbic acid supplementation, especially at a level of 200 mg/l, was efficient and can be considered as a practical solution for nitrate detoxification of drinking water in growing rabbits. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher World Rabbit Science. ICTA. UPV es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof World Rabbit Science
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial (by-nc) es_ES
dc.subject Rabbits es_ES
dc.subject Nitrate es_ES
dc.subject Water es_ES
dc.subject Ascorbic acid es_ES
dc.subject Growth performance es_ES
dc.subject Digestibility es_ES
dc.subject Blood parameters es_ES
dc.title Nitrate Detoxification of drinking water by ascorbic acid in growing rabbits. es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.date.updated 2011-02-11T13:47:43Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/wrs.2005.526 es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Shehata, SA. (2005). Nitrate Detoxification of drinking water by ascorbic acid in growing rabbits. World Rabbit Science. 14(2). doi:10.4995/wrs.2005.526 es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.4995/wrs.2005.526 es_ES
dc.description.volume 14
dc.description.issue 2
dc.identifier.eissn 1989-8886 es_ES


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