Status of Lipid Peroxidation, Cell Destruction and the Antioxidant Capacity in Foals with Lower Respiratory Tract Disease


Pekmezci D., Cenesiz S., Cakiroglu D., Ciftci G., Cira A., Gokalp G.

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.18, no.1, pp.157-160, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-160

Abstract

The aim of this study was to demonstrate the total serum malondialdehyde (MDA) levels for lipid peroxidation status, total serum sialic acid (SA) levels for cell destruction level, serum ceruloplasmin (CP), albumin and uric acid (UA) for the antioxidant capacity in foals with lower respiratory tract disease. The material of the study was consisted of 8 foals as the study group, with lower respiratory tract disease and 8 healthy foals as the control group, aged between 5.5 +/- 1.5 months. The results revealed a significant difference (P<0.05), between the groups for serum MDA, CP, SA and UA levels, but a difference had not been determined for serum albumin level. In conclusion, it was determined that serum MDA, SA, CP and UA levels may be useful parameters as an indicator of lipid peroxidation, cell destruction and antioxidant capacity in foals with lower respiratory tract disease.