Serum biochemistry in hystricomorpha: agouti (Dasyprocta prymnolopha) during pregnancy

Authors

  • Maria Acelina Martins de Carvalho Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Dayseanny de Oliveira Bezerra Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Camila Arrivabene Neves Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Maíra Soares Ferraz Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Yulla Klinger Pereira de Carvalho Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Antônio Augusto N. Machado Júnior Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Aírton Mendes Conde Júnior Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Gerson Tavares Pessoa Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Hatawa Melo de Almeida Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Eunice Anita Moura Fortes Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Matheus Levi Tajra Feitosa Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Eunice Anita M. Fortes Universidade Federal do Piauí

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14393/BJ-v33n5a2017-35123

Keywords:

Biochemical, Dasyprocta prymnolopha, Serum, Gestation

Abstract

The aim of this estudy was to establish the levels of serum total protein, albumin, globulin, alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), calcium, phosphorus, urea, creatinine, bilirubin and glucose during pregnancy in agoutis. Animals: Twelve pregnant agouti from the Center for the Study and Preservation of Wild Animals (CSPWA) of the Federal University of Piauí (UFPI) were used in this research. After identification of the estrus, the day of the coverage was confirmed by means of vaginal cytology with the visualization of spermatozoa (day zero) and confirmation of pregnancy by ultrasonographic examination after 15 days. Blood samples were collected by lateral saphenous vein puncture after physical restraint, every 10 days until the end of pregnancy, for biochemical analyzes. A completely randomized experimental design was used and the means compared by the Duncan test at 5% probability using the SAS (Statistical Analysis System). The results of the biochemical analysis of total protein, albumin, globulin, urea, creatinine, calcium, phosphorus, serum ALT, glucose, AST, total bilirubin, direct bilirubin and indirect bilirubin in pregnant agouti (Dasyprocta prymnolopha) did not differ when compared to nonpregnant females. The serum biochemical levels during pregnancy in agoutis, except for calcium and phosphorus, were unchanged compared to those found in the non-pregnant adult animal, as occurs in other species. The changes during pregnancy reflect the physiology and biology of wild species, elucidating information about the biochemical parameters during pregnancy, thus characterizing the animal as a benchmark for comparisons with other species, extolling its importance both for nature conservation and production in capivity.

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Published

2017-09-21

How to Cite

DE CARVALHO, M.A.M., BEZERRA, D. de O., NEVES, C.A., FERRAZ, M.S., CARVALHO, Y.K.P. de, MACHADO JÚNIOR, A.A.N., CONDE JÚNIOR, A.M., PESSOA, G.T., ALMEIDA, H.M. de, FORTES, E.A.M., FEITOSA, M.L.T. and FORTES, E.A.M., 2017. Serum biochemistry in hystricomorpha: agouti (Dasyprocta prymnolopha) during pregnancy . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 1274–1283. [Accessed8 December 2022]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v33n5a2017-35123. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/35123.

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Agricultural Sciences