Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi 2013 , Vol 19 , Issue 1
Nitric Oxide Levels, Total Antioxidant and Oxidant Capacity in Cattle with Foot-and-Mouth-Disease
1Kafkas University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine TR-36000 Kars - TURKEY
2Kafkas University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Biochemistry TR-36000 Kars - TURKEY
3Kafkas University, Faculty of Art and Scince, Department of Chemistry TR-36000 Kars - TURKEY
DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2012.7244 The aim of this study was to investigate total antioxidant (TAC), oxidant capacity (TOC) and nitric oxide levels (NO) in cattle with foot-and-mouth-diseases (FMD). Twenty Swiss Brown cattle aged between 24 and 48 months were used. Animals were divided into two groups as control (n=10) and FMD (n=10). Blood samples were collected from jugular vein and centrifuged. TOC and NO levels were found to be significantly higher in FMD group compared to those of control group. However, no significant differences were present in TAC levels between FMD and control groups. It was concluded that FMD increases serum NO levels and TOC, but do not affect TAC in cattle. Keywords : Cattle, Foot-and -Mouth Disease, Oxidative stress, Nitric oxide