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The Effect of Some Fish Species on Impaired Kidney

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Author Tweinpu Luka, Ishaku Dauda
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 53-60
Volume No. 5
Issue No. 2
Issue Date March 01, 2015
Publishing Date March 01, 2015
Keywords Effect, Fish species, impaired kidney, Albino rats


This study was designed to know the effect of some fish species on impaired kidney. It was suggested that high-protein diets may have adverse effects on renal function. The specific aimed of this study was to evaluate the effect of some selected protein foods on impaired kidney of albino rats. To achieve this, Twenty four (24) matured male albino rats aged four weeks were obtained from the Animal House, College of Health Sciences, Benue State University (BSU) Makurdi. The selected protein sources, catfish (Clarias gariapinus), tilapia fish (Tilapia nitlocus), crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) and clupeid (Shanya rana) were purchased and protein samples determined. The (statistical) design of experiments (DOE) was used as an efficient procedure for the experiment and data obtained were analyzed. Results obtained showed that group fed with crayfish had the highest effect of both serum urea and creatinine (14.25 8.09) and (123.62 24.98), then group fed with clupeid and tilapia fish are very much related in its effect with the values (9.27 1.56) and (9.47 1.79) respectively. There was no significant difference observed in the body weight value of all the different groups fed with various protein diets. Mean food intake observed has the highest in the group fed with tilapia fish (22.47 3.20) followed by clupeid (8.05 2.57) and catfish (6.35 1.19). PCV values of all the groups with kidney dysfunction diseases at the end of the experiment except the control group because of the effect of gentamycine induced. In conclusion, the study suggest that catfish could be recommended for patients suffering from early or moderate severe kidney problem since its level of significance is not different from that of the control at <0.05 level of significance.

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