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Online Journal of Veterinary Research


 Volume 22 (3):263-266, 2018.

Effect of olive leaf supplement on blood liver enzymes and glucose in rabbits


Ahmed MM Zakri.


Surgery and Obstetrics, College of Veterinary Medicine, Baghdad University, Iraq




Ahmed M.M. Zakri, Effect of Olive leaf supplement on blood liver enzymes and glucose in Rabbits, Onl J Vet Res., 22(3):263-266, 2018. Effect of 5 and 10% ground olive leaf (GOL) supplement in standard concentrate pellets on blood liver enzymes and glucose levels in groups of 7 male mixed breed local rabbits fed daily for 7 weeks is reported. Controls (n = 7) were fed pellets without GOL. Compared with controls, results suggest significant (P < 0.05) declines in serum alanine transaminase (ALT) in rabbits fed supplement by the first week. There was no apparent dose-related effect with ALT. In the case of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), results suggest a dose related decline in rabbits fed supplement compared with controls. Over the 7 week period serum ALT remained unchanged in controls whereas in rabbits fed supplement it declined over the first 2 weeks. There were no declines in serum ALP over time in any group. Serum glucose decreased sharply in both groups of rabbits fed olive leaf supplement within a week of feeding, confirming previous findings. Results suggest that olive leaf supplement may protect the liver and reduce serum glucose in rabbits.

Keyword: Olive leaves, Male Rabbits, Liver enzymes, Glucose. Raw data provided.