Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
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
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Apland, James P., "Certain Blood Parameters Effected by Acute Ammonia Toxicity in Pregnant Rabbits" (1969). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3523.