Comparative study on the effect of various feeds on the fertility hormone levels and blood parameters in Albino Wistar Rats
AbstractThe effect of various feeds on the fertility hormone levels and blood parameters were investigated using albino wistar rats of both sexes. The rats (140-180g) were housed in the animal house of physiology department of the University with room temperature 30.5OC. The rats were divided into four groups of fifteen rats in each. Group A and C were fed with industrial feeds (Pelletised growers feed, Guinea Nig. Ltd) while groups B and D were fed with local feeds. Water was given ad libitum and the study lasted for 60 days. At the end of the experiment, the animals were sacrificed by cardiac puncture and blood samples collected for hormonal assay and blood analysis. Results showed that fertility hormones (FSH, LH, Prolactin, Progesterone, Testosterone) in the industrial feed/fed animals were significantly higher than the fertility hormones in the local feed-fed rats (p<0.01). Results of blood parameters also showed that the indices were significantly higher in the rats fed with industrial feed when compared with those fed with local feeds (P<0.01). Therefore it is concluded that fertility hormones and haematological indices in the rats fed with industrial feeds were significantly increased when compared with the rats fed with local feeds and this will improve oestrous cycle and more frequent gestation.
JOURNAL OF HEALTH AND VISUAL SCIENCES (2013) VOL. 15 (1): 38 - 42
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