Histological Effect of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles on Kidney of Japanese Quail Coturnix coturnixnAuthor(s): Hanan R AbdAlaziz* and Azhar A Albaker
During the last two decades, researchers interest of nanotechnology has increased, It is the main technology in the twenty-first century, as it has brought about many applications to diagnose and treat diseases, improve crop production, and revolutionize the poultry industry by using new tools in the partial treatment of diseases and improving the response of the productive performance of poultry, and this technology has entered all fields of different sciences, including biology, and search for the possibility of this technology to explain and treat different situations . The current study showed the effect of oxide zinc nanoparticles on the kidneys of quail birds. The acute treatment, by using 20 and 40 ppm concentration were dosed orally for three days, while the chronic treatment used 5 and 10 ppm concentration were given orally for thirty days. The results showed that the acute treatment cause necrosis of the renal epithelial cells, hemorrhage between the renal tubules and within the glomerulus, while the chronic treatment showed swelling, degeneration and necrosis of the epithelial cells lining renal tubules, with infiltration of inflammatory cells upon examination of sections appeared after a month of treatment.