publication . Article . 2011

Effect of aguamiel (agave sap) on hematic biometry in rabbits and its antioxidant activity determination

Héctor Silos-Espino; José Luis Moreno Hernández-Duque; Fidel Guevara-Lara; Juan Florencio Gómez-Leyva; Luis Lorenzo Valera-Montero; Alejandro Nava-Cedillo; Catarino Perales-Segovia; Clara Lourdes Tovar-Robles;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2011 Journal: Italian Journal of Animal Science, volume 10, page e21 (eissn: 1828-051X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
In this work, we analysed the effect of aguamiel (sap from <em>Agave salmiana</em>) on haematic biometry in rabbits as well as its antioxidant activity with the objective of determining its nutritional value. Nine male Landrace 55-day-old rabbits were sorted into three groups of three rabbits each, which had access to fresh aguamiel, boiled aguamiel and water instead of aguamiel. Commercial rabbit food was supplied <em>ad libitum</em> to each experimental unit. Fresh aguamiel promoted weight increases of about 13% by the seventh week. Haemoglobin counts increased by 4.5% and 9% when rabbits were fed with fresh and boiled aguamiel, respectively. Haematocrit count...
free text keywords: Animal Science and Zoology, Gallic acid, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Nutraceutical, Mean corpuscular volume, medicine.diagnostic_test, medicine, Ascorbic acid, Animal science, Agave, biology.organism_classification, biology, Agave salmiana, Antioxidant, medicine.medical_treatment, Biochemistry, Agave sap, Rabbits, Antioxidant activity, Animal culture, SF1-1100
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