Effects of bitter cola (Garcinia cola) extract on steroid hormones and selected electrolytes in West African Dwarf bucks

Article Id: ARCC142 | Page : 273-282
Citation :- Effects of bitter cola (Garcinia cola) extract on steroid hormones and selected electrolytes in West African Dwarf bucks.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2013.(47):273-282
O.I. Falana, O.F. Smith*, O.S. Gazal1, O. Olowofeso2, N. Okwelum, O.G. Sodipe, J. Ochefu and T.A. Sorongbe smithof@live.com
Address : Department of Animal Physiology, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

Abstract

Twelve mature West African Dwarf bucks were allotted to four treatment groups of three animals per group to determine various doses of Garcinia cola seed extract (GCSE) on testosterone, cortisol, potassium (K+), sodium (Na+) and calcium (Ca2+) in WAD bucks. Treatment A (0 mg GCSE) received saline solution; Treatment B (50 mg GCSE); Treatment C (100 mg GCSE) and Treatment D (150 mg GCSE). The animals were observed for 20 minutes after GCSE injection for behavioural response. Jugular blood samples were collected from the WAD bucks at 10 min intervals for 3 hours before and after GCSE injection. Plasma testosterone and cortisol concentrations were determined by radioimmunoassay method. Serum electrolytes were determined by atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Injection of GCSE had no effect on mean plasma testosterone concentration while cortisol significantly increased (P

Keywords

Behaviour Electrolytes Garcinia cola Steroid hormone.

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