Comparative Evaluation of Biochemical Components of Blood Serum and Toxicological Parameters of Kivircik Lambs Fed on Conventional and Organic Fodder

POLAT Ü., Orue H. H. , Hanoglu H., Ibrahim A.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.41, no.2, pp.109-115, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-115
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Seral biochemical components of 40 Kivircik lambs fed on conventional and organic fodder were analyzed and compared. It was found that there were no significant differences in serum urea, uric acid, total cholesterol, albumin, sodium, potassium, chloride and beta-globulin fraction, with the exception Of glucose (p<0.001), triglyceride (p<0.05), total protein (p<0.01), globulin (p<0.001), albumin (p<0.001), alpha(1)-globulin (P<0.01), alpha(2)-globulin (p<0.01), and gamma-globulin (p<0.001) fractions between conventionally raised and organically raised groups. The analysis of muscle, liver, feed and drinking water for lead, cadmium, aflatoxin and ochratoxin A showed no significant differences between organic and conventional groups, however ochratoxin A level in clover may cause adverse effects on lambs' health.