Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
Michael H. Roller
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
Ammonia -- Toxicology
South Dakota State University
Romkema, George E., "Blood Gases and Certain Energy Metabolite Concentrations in Ammonia Intoxicated Sheep" (1978). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5612.