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Scientia Agropecuaria

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PAREDES-LOPEZ, Daniel; ROBLES-HUAYNATE, Rizal; CORDOVA-CHUMBES, Orlando  and  DE LA CRUZ-PAUCAR, Emili. Effect of the Erythrina sp. leaves powder on biochemical profile, biological parameters and liver histopathology of Cavia porcellus. Scientia Agropecuaria [online]. 2017, vol.8, n.4, pp.297-304. ISSN 2077-9917.

The aim of this research was to determine the effect of Erythrine leaves powder on serum biochemical profiles, biological parameters and liver histopathology of Cavia porcellus. 75 thirteen days old male guinea pig distributed in five groups with three replicates each were used. All groups were fed with 100 g/day of king grass and balanced diet ad libitum. Erythrine leaves including petiole were dried, grounded to 1 mm diameter and added to the diet. Blood was obtained from the lateral saphenous vein and in blood serum was measured glucose, total protein, albumin, alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, lactate dehydrogenase and urea. Liver tissue were processed and stained with hematoxylin and eosin. A positive linear regression in the total protein and albumin (p < 0.05) and a negative linear regression for carcasses (p < 0.05) perfomance and no changes in the liver histologic morphology in relation to the increase of Erythrin leaves flour in the diet were shown. Erythrina caused a contrasting response between total protein and albumin profiles in blood and carcass yield and did not cause structural alteration of the liver

Keywords : Erythrina; biochemical profile; biological parameters; liver tissue.

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