Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Research Article
Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 3 (3): 183 - 191

Efficacy of the Cruciferous Vegetable on the Thyroid Gland and the Gonads in Rabbits

Ali Abdul-Aziz, Khalid Kamil Kadhim*

Department of Anatomy and Histology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraq.

*Correspondence | Khalid Kamil Kadhim, University of Baghdad, Iraq; Email:

The aim of this study was to examine the changes in the thyroid glands and the gonads of rabbits after eating the cruciferous vegetable. The animals divided into three equal groups (eight mature female, mature male and eight of their kits for each group). The first group was fed normal vegetable, the second group was fed cruciferous vegetable for two days followed by normal food at third day and persisted for one month, while were estimated. The triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) were determined in the serum. Results show the effects of the cruciferous vegetable were increased the thyrocytes height and number, vacuolation of the sytoplasm and decreases of the follicular colloid and the follicular size, in addition to decreases in T3 and T4 hormones in the serum. The activities of thyroid gland and in turn adversely affects the effectiveness of the male and female gonads in addition to its impact on young.

Keywords | Cruciferous vegetable, Thyroid gland, Gonands, Colloid

Pakistan Journal of Zoology


Pakistan J. Zool., Vol. 55, Iss. 6, pp. 2501-3000


Click here for more

Subscribe Today

Receive free updates on new articles, opportunities and benefits

Subscribe Unsubscribe