Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1969

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Entomology-Zoology

Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to study relevant physiological events prior to and during ammonia toxicity. Blood ammonium-nitrogen (BAN) was utilized to monitor progression and intensity of toxicity. Blood pH, PC02 and P02 were measured to determine effects of ammonia toxicity on acid base balance. Total serum cholesterol was also determined. Steroid hormones and cholesterol can be synthesized from active acetate, according to Oser (1965). It was hoped that any gross changes in steroid concentrations would be reflected in a total serum cholesterol change. Juhasz (1962) found that blood cholesterol increases during starvation paralleled those of blood urea-nitrogen. He also correlated ammonia production in the rumen with total cholesterol concentration in the blood.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Ammonia -- Toxicology
Rabbits -- Experiments

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

66

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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