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Hematological changes in nephritis in poultry induced by diets high in protein, high in calcium, containing urea, or deficient in vitamin A.
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PMID:  6728770     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nephritis was induced in 300, 18-day-old male Arbor Acre broiler chicks by feeding diets high (42.28%) in protein, high (3.27%) in calcium, containing urea (5%), or deficient in vitamin A. Various hematological parameters were studied at weekly intervals. Normocytic-normochromic anemia, characterized by a decrease in total erythrocyte counts, hemoglobin, packed cell volume, and an increase in erythrocyte sedimentation rate, was evident in the birds kept on diets high in protein, high in calcium, or deficient in vitamin A. Increased total erythrocytes, hemoglobin packed cell volume, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate was observed in birds fed urea. Differential leucocyte counts revealed lymphopenia, heterophilia and monocytosis in birds kept on diets high in protein, containing urea, or deficient in vitamin A. However, lymphocytosis, heteropenia , and monocytosis were recorded in birds fed the high calcium diet.
M Chandra; B Singh; N Singh; S P Ahuja
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Poultry science     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0032-5791     ISO Abbreviation:  Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  1984 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-06-22     Completed Date:  1984-06-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401150     Medline TA:  Poult Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  710-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Sedimentation
Calcium, Dietary / adverse effects*
Dietary Proteins / adverse effects*
Erythrocytes / cytology
Hematocrit / veterinary
Hemoglobins / metabolism
Nephritis / blood,  etiology,  veterinary*
Poultry Diseases / blood*,  etiology
Urea / adverse effects*
Vitamin A Deficiency / complications,  veterinary*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Calcium, Dietary; 0/Dietary Proteins; 0/Hemoglobins; 57-13-6/Urea

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