Interaction of Heavy Metals and Selected Biochemical Parameters in Mouflons
a Department of Ecology, Faculty of Humanities and Natural Sciences, University of Prešov in Prešov, b Department of Construction Technology and Management, Technical University in Košice, c Clinic of Ruminants, University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice, d Special Facility for Breeding and Game Diseases and Birds, Fish and Bees in Rozhanovce, Košice, e Department of Biology, Faculty of Humanities and Natural Sciences, University of Prešov in Prešov, Slovakia
Keywords: biochemical marker, wild game, heavy metal, natural environment, water
The objective of this study was to analyse the effect of the presence of heavy metals in water resources in the eastern part of the Slovak Republic on the selected biochemical parameters in mouflons. The object of the examination of our work was to analyse the presence of selected heavy metals in surface water located in the present game reserve and their effect on selected biochemical parameters in male mouflons. Results of statistical testing of experimental group of male mouflons in 2014 and 2015 confirmed a significant negative correlation (P ? 0.05) between alkaline phosphatase (ALP), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and selected heavy metals. A significant negative correlation (P ? 0.01) has been shown between aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and selected heavy metals. Significant negative correlation (P ? 0.01) was observed between trigliceride (TG). In case of calcium (Ca), phosphor (P), albumin (ALB), ceratinine (CREA) we observed significant negative correlation with selected heavy metals (P ? 0.01). Significant positive correlation (P ? 0.01) was observed between glucose (GLUC). A significant positive correlation (P ? 0.05) has been shown between urea (UA) and selected heavy metals. Our results point out the interaction of selected heavy metals and selected biochemical parameters.
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