Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1978

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Entomology-Zoology

First Advisor

Michael H. Roller

Abstract

The objectives of this study were to measure the changes occurring in certain blood parameters during acute ammonia intoxication. It was hoped that these changes would reflect and thereby provide insight into the effects of acute ammonia intoxication on metabolic processes. Blood pH, p02, and pC02 were measured in order to observe possible metabolic disturbances as reflected in the acid-base balance. Glucose was measured due to its importance as a basic energy source and metabolic intermediate. Volatile fatty acids were measured because they serve as an important energy source in ruminants. Non-esterified fatty acids and triglycerides were measured because they are important intermediates in lipid metabolism.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Sheep
Urea
Blood gases
Ammonia -- Toxicology

Format

application/pdf

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Included in

Zoology Commons

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