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EFFECT OF THE NUMBER OF REARING KITS ON SELECTED PARAMETERS IN BLOOD OF POLAR FOXES FEMALE

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Author(s): Roman SZYMECZKO | Anna PIOTROWSKA | Joanna BŁASZYK | Monika BOGUSŁAWSKA-TRYK | Katarzyna BURLIKOWSKA

Journal: Journal of Central European Agriculture
ISSN 1332-9049

Volume: 8;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 429;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: polar fox | lactation | litter size | haematological parameters

ABSTRACT
The aim of the research was to determine the effect of the number of rearing kits on selected blood parameters in polar fox females in the fifth week of lactation. The haematological parameters were tested in the blood of polar fox females with small (group A-mean number of pups: 3.5) and large (group B-mean number of pups: 10.7) litter. In female polar foxes rearing 9-13 kits (group B) there was found a lower number of red blood cells, a lower haematocrit value and lower concentration of haemoglobin. No significant (P
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