Translator Disclaimer
1 June 2007 Plasma Uric Acid, Creatinine, and Urea Nitrogen Concentrations After Whole Blood Administration via the Gastrointestinal Tract in Domestic Pigeons (Columba livia)
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

To determine if blood administered to pigeons by gavage tube would simulate gastrointestinal hemorrhage in a noncarnivorous avian model, be digested in the gastrointestinal tract, and subsequently alter concentrations of plasma urea nitrogen, creatinine, or uric acid, blood from common peacocks (Pavo cristatus) was administered by gavage tube to 5 healthy domestic pigeons (Columba livia) at doses of 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 4.0, and 8.0 ml/kg. No significant difference in plasma concentrations of urea nitrogen, creatinine, or uric acid was seen 4–6 hours after gavage. The findings did not support or rule out the presence of gastrointestinal blood in pigeons as a model for hemorrhage in noncarnivorous avian species.

Julie Sheldon, John P. Hoover, and Mark E. Payton "Plasma Uric Acid, Creatinine, and Urea Nitrogen Concentrations After Whole Blood Administration via the Gastrointestinal Tract in Domestic Pigeons (Columba livia)," Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 21(2), 130-134, (1 June 2007). https://doi.org/10.1647/1082-6742(2007)21[130:PUACAU]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 June 2007
JOURNAL ARTICLE
5 PAGES


SHARE
ARTICLE IMPACT
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top