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Revista de Medicina Veterinaria

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GALVAN DORIA, Carmen; RUGELES PINTO, Clara  and  VERGARA GARAY, Óscar. Variation of Serum Levels of Glucose and Protein During the Day in Sheep of Different Sex. Rev. Med. Vet. [online]. 2014, n.28, pp.57-66. ISSN 0122-9354.

In order to establish the effect of sampling hour and sex on blood glucose levels and total protein, there were monitored six Colombian native sheep for 3 days. The blood samples were taken by jugular venipuncture, after asepsis and stored at -20°C to its subsequent processing through Spectrophotometry. The results were tabulated in Excel and analyzed using statistical program SAS 9.1. The mean values found were: glucose 75.57 ± 27.5 mg/dL for females and 83.70 ± 37.7 mg/dL for males; total protein 8.47 ± 2.76 g/dL for females and 7.14 ± 3.26 g/dL for males; albumin 4.29 ± 1.41 g/dL for females and 3.83 ± 1.46 g/dL for males; globulin 4.62 ± 2.35 g/dL for females and 3.92 ± 2.45 g/dL for males. The day and the hour of sampling affect serum concentrations (p < 0.05) of evaluated metabolites, also there was variation of themself regarding sex (p < 0.05).

Keywords : Profiles; metabolites; sheep; glucose; total protein.

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