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Effect ageing stages on serum antioxidant enzymes the domestic rabbits Oryctolagus cuniculus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Yousef K. A. Abdalhafid*, Almahdy Farag

Abstract


This study examined the effects the serum antioxidant enzymes on age stages of Oryctolagus cuniculus (Linnaeus, 1758), using 42 rabbits and divided at different ages stages as following: - Group A: (Premature ˂ 6 months), Group B: (Mature ˃ 6 months ˂ 4 years) and Group C: (Old ˃ 4 years) of age14 rabbits from each age group 7 males and 7 females, the result reveled that, during mature stage the assayed serum catalase, Glutathione Peroxidase and Superoxide Dismutase levels were markedly increased, and  were decreased at old stage and Premature stage at both sexes.

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Age stages; antioxidant enzymes; the domestic rabbits; Oryctolagus cuniculus

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