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Changes in Insulin, Cortisol and Glucose Blood Levels in Sheep Fed Commercial Oil of Nigella sativa L. seeds

Changes in Insulin, Cortisol and Glucose Blood Levels in Sheep Fed Commercial Oil of Nigella sativa L. seeds

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Title: Changes in Insulin, Cortisol and Glucose Blood Levels in Sheep Fed Commercial Oil of Nigella sativa L. seeds
Author: Ibrahim, Enas
Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of feeding the commercial oil of Nigella sativa seeds on the serum glucose, insulin, cortisol and body weight of sheep. Twelve male sheep (Hamary x desert breed) about 3-6 month age were divided into two groups C and T. Group C (control group) received commercial sheep ration, group T (treated group) received commercial ration with 4.7% commercial oil of Nigella sativa seeds. The results showed that, at week 3 there was significantly (P<0.05) higher level of serum glucose in group T compared to the control group, but at week 6 there was a significant (P<0.05) decrease in serum glucose level in group T compared to the control group. At week 3 and 6 no significant difference observed in serum insulin and cortisol levels in group T compared to the control group. The results showed a significant (P<0.05) increase in body weight gain in group T, whereas, the increase in the weight gain was not significant compared to time zero in the control group.
Description: 74 Pages
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/8922
Date: 2015-04-12


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