Acta Vet. Brno 2017, 86: 45-49

The effect of heavy metals in the water source on selected biochemical indices in European mouflon (Ovis musimon L.) from a game reserve

Terézia Pošiváková1, Rudolf Hromada1, Katarína Veszelits Laktičová1, Mária Vargová1, Ladislav Takáč1, Jozef Švajlenka2, Ján Pošivák3, Iveta Cimboláková4

1University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice, Department of the Environment, Veterinary Legislation and Economy, Košice, Slovak Republic
2Technical University in Košice, Department of Construction Technology and Management, Košice, Slovak Republic
3University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice, Clinic of Ruminants, Košice, Slovak Republic
4Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathophysiology, Košice, Slovak Republic

Received September 9, 2015
Accepted February 17, 2017

The aim of our study was to analyse the presence of selected heavy metals in surface water located in a game reserve, and their effect on selected biochemical indices in female mouflon. The results of statistical testing of the experimental group of female mouflon in 2014 and 2015 confirmed a significant negative dependency (P < 0.05) between albumin and aspartate aminotransferase and selected heavy metals. A significantly negative correlation (P < 0.01) was shown between phosphorus and creatinine and selected heavy metals. In case of bilirubin and urea, we observed a significant positive correlation with selected heavy metals (P < 0.05). A significantly negative correlation (P < 0.0001) was observed between calcium and selected heavy metals. Our results point out the interaction of selected heavy metals and selected biochemical indices.


This study was supported by the grant KEGA 003 UVLF-4/2016.


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