Table 1

Biochemical indices of broiler-chicks given varying doses of crude extract of Loxostylis Alata in the toxicity study
Serum biochemistry Units Dose administered (mg/kg)
Control (DMSO) 50 200 300*
Total serum protein (TSP) g/l 28.53 ± 1.39 27. 13 ± 2.20 34. 43 ± 2.89 27.90 ± 0.35
Albumin (Alb) g/l 16. 67 ± 0.58 15.03 ± 0.61 15.50 ± 1.53 15.50 ± 0.55
Globulin (Glob) g/L 11.87 ± 0.83 12.10 ± 1.59 15.93 ± 3.88 6.70 ± 0.67a
Albumin/globulin ratio (A/G) 1.41 ± 0. 05 1.23 ± 0.12 0.96 ± 0.03 2.34 ± 0.01a
Calcium (Ca) mmol/l 2.89 ± 0.03 2.58 ± 0.02 2.62 ± 0.04 2.60 ± 0.13
Serum inorganic phosphate (SIP) mmol/l 2.45 ± 0.05 2.16 ± 0.07 1.87 ± 0.04 2.00 ± 0.12
Alanine amino transferase (ALT) u/l 2.00 ± 0.82 1.33 ± 1.33 0.00 ± 0.00 2.00 ± 0.00
Aspartate amino transferase( AST) u/l 176.67 ± 4.77 160.67 ± 13.61 148.00 ± 9.88 169.5 ± 9.53

N=3, except the 300mg group where one of the chicks died 4-days p.t.

Suleiman et al.

Suleiman et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:210   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-210

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