Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 37-40

Eimeria stiedai: metabolism of lipids, proteins and glucose in experimentally infected rabbits, Oryctolagus cuniculus

Freitas, Fagner L. CYamamoto, Beatriz LFreitas, Wagner L. CAlmeida, Katyane SMachado, Rosangela ZMachado, Célio R

Rabbits were experimentally infected with sporulated Eimeria stiedai oocysts. A total of 50 white adult rabbits,New Zealand race, were distributed into two groups: group A was infected with 1x104 sporulated Eimeria stiedai oocysts, while group B was inoculated with distilled water as a control. The animals generally displayed increased levels of total protein, globulin, total cholesterol, LDL-c and triacylglycerols; however, total levels of liver lipids and HDL-c decreased, and plasma glucose levels varied during the experimental period. In sum, Eimeria stiedai infection of rabbits caused a considerable number of changes in the metabolism of lipids, proteins and glucose, which is likely due to direct effects of liver cirrhosis on normal body function (AU)

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