Author : Al-Sarraj, A.

Effect of formaldehyde vapor on the blood constituents of male rabbits

A. Al-Sarraj; A. Al-Habity

Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2013, Volume 27, Issue 1, Pages 15-19
DOI: 10.33899/ijvs.2013.82864

The present experimental study was designed to investigate the effect of formaldehyde on blood constituents of rabbit males, Twenty four adult males were randomly subdivided into 3 groups (I, II, III) and exposed to vapour of 10% FD (12 ppm) in cages for the following periods: 2, 4 and 6 months; beside, 8 rabbits were exposed to vapour of distilled water as a control group. Blood parameters examination showed no morphological changes, but with a significant increase in lymphocytes and esonophils percentage. Significant decrease in neutrophil, red blood cell (RBC) and platelets counts was detected. The present study concluded that formaldehyde of such concentration and exposure time have an effect on blood constituents of rabbit males.