PLASMA CORTISOL LEVEL AND MAIN METABOLISM EVOLUTION IN PREGNANT EWE

Published in Scientific Works. C Series. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LVIII ISSUE 3
Written by N. Dojană, Iuliana Codreanu, Costin Budică

The purpose of this research was to determine the role of glucocorticoid hormones in enhancing metabolic processes characteristic of gestation in ewe. In this respect a group of pregnant ewes was monitored in terms of evolution of plasma cortisol and metabolism during a period of about 14 weeks from the time of pregnancy diagnosis. Parallel determinations were made in a control group consisting of non pregnant ewes. It was determined the evolution of plasma cortisol, plasma glucose, triglycerides, cholesterol, proteins, urea, uric acid, fibrinogen, creatinin, amylase, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. Results relived progressively increasing of plasma cortisol concentrations in pregnant ewes compared with control. In parallel it was found different evolution of determined blood parameters by comparing with control, meaning different metabolic evolution of the studied parameters in pregnant vs. control ewes. The metabolic evolution of the blood determined parameters in pregnant ewe correlated to an increased secretion of cortisol.

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Dojană N., Codreanu I., Budică C. 2012, PLASMA CORTISOL LEVEL AND MAIN METABOLISM EVOLUTION IN PREGNANT EWE. Scientific Works. C Series. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LVIII ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 1222-5304, 126-133.


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