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Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia
Print version ISSN 0102-0935
BORBOLETA, L.R et al. Biochemistry profile after experimental intoxication by extract of Mascagnia rigida (A. Juss.) Griseb. (Malpighiaceae) in rabbits. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec. [online]. 2011, vol.63, n.5, pp. 1113-1123. ISSN 0102-0935. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-09352011000500011.
A study was carried out to evaluate the biochemical profile in Mascagnia rigida poisoning, a toxic plant that generates a significant economic problem to livestock, causing "sudden death". Nine New Zealand rabbits, male, 3,54kg mean body weight were divided into three groups (G) (n = 3). The animals received the equivalent of 30g/kg of dry matter in two types of extracts: water-soluble (GS) and insoluble in water (GI), and the control group (CG) (ultra-pure water) for eight consecutive days. Biochemical exams were done prior to the beginning of the experiment until the ninth day. It was concluded that the administration of extracts of Mascagnia rigida cause electrolyte imbalances that may justify some clinical signs and act significantly in the cause of death.
Keywords : rabbit; Mascagnia rigida; toxic plant; biochemical profile.