Medycyna Wet. 66 (8), 570-572, 2010
Karol Jakubowski, Maria Jedlińska-Krakowska
Effect of cadmium on the oxidative status and selected biochemical parameters in broiler chickens
The aim of the research was assessing the cadmium effect on selected oxidative and biochemical parameters in broiler chickens. The experiment was conducted on 6-week-old broiler chickens that were given cadmium chloride in drinking water at an amount of 12.5 mg per day for 2 weeks. After euthanasia, samples of liver, kidneys, lungs, heart, gizzard, breast muscle and brain tissue were taken and the concentration of malone dialdehyde (MDA) was determined. In full blood glutathione peroxidase activity was measured while in serum concentrations of uric acid, cholesterol, total protein, glucose, MDA concentration and the activity of aminotransferases AST and ALT was determined. Administration of cadmium chloride to broiler chickens caused the increase of malone dialdehyde concentration in brain tissue, kidneys and lungs. The increase of glucose level and raised activity of AST and ALT in blood serum were also observed.
Keywords: biochemical parameters, broiler chickens, cadmium, oxidative status