Changes in serum triiodothyronine, thyroxine, estradiol-17 beta, progesterone levels and egg production in hypocholesterolemia induced Japanese quails Coturnix coturnix japanica.

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Mature healthy female Japanese quails injected (i.p.) with gemfibrozil at two dose levels for 1,2,3 and 4 weeks induced hypocholesterolemia as observed by the serum cholesterol concentration which was more severe with the higher dose. Liver and ovarian cholesterol contents decreased in 3rd and 4th week of the treatment. Significant (P > 0.05) increase in… (More)

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