Rapid rehydration in the black bedouin goats: Red blood cells fragility and role of the rumen

I. Choshniak, A. Shkolnik

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Abstract

1. 1. Following dehydration, Bedouin goats regularly drink volumes of water amounting to 30-40% of their bodyweight. 2. 2. In vitro experiments showed that 50% hemolysis of the red blood cells of these goats occurred at a concentration of 110 mM NaCl. 3. 3. Blood plasma concentration dropped from 336.5± 6.9 mOsm/Kg before drinking, to only 303.7 ± 7.6, 6 hr afterwards. Changes in plasma volume were moderate too. 4. 4. The rumen was shown to first retain the water imbibed, and to release it only gradually later on: within 5 hr following the drinking only 18% of the ruminal fluid left the rumen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)581-583
Number of pages3
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1977

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