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Effect of supplemented Gum Arabic dust on blood urea and creatinine in sheep ration
1Freigoun Somaya, A.B., 2Salih, A. M. and 3ElSanousi, S. M.
1Unit of Animal Health, Institute for Studies and Promotion of Animal Export, University of Khartoum, Sudan; 2Deptartment of Animal Nutrition, Faculty of Animal Production, University of Khartoum, Sudan; 3Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan

The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of adding different levels of Gum Arabic dust to the ration of sheep on urea and creatinine levels in blood. Twenty eight male desert sheep were divided in four groups of seven animals each. Gum Arabic was added to the ration at the rates of 0, 10, 20 and 30%. Blood serum urea level decreased progressively by the levels of 10 and 20% gum Arabic. The 20% Gum Arabic ration gave the significantly lowest final blood urea level, whereas the control gave the highest final blood urea level. The creatinine level showed no significant difference between the control and the Gum Arabic treatments. In conclusion, addition of 20% Gum Arabic decreased blood urea level and had no effect on blood creatinine level in sheep.

Keywords: gum Arabic; sheep; ration; urea; creatinine
To cite this article: Freigoun, AB Somaya AM Salih, and SM ElSanousi, 2012. Effect of supplemented Gum Arabic dust on blood urea and creatinine in sheep ration. Res. Opin. Anim. Vet. Sci., 2(6), 409-411.

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