Acute lanthanum chloride (250 mg/kg body wt) and neodymium chloride (200 mg/kg body wt) administrations resulted in significant enhancement of glutathione level in chick hepatic mitochondria. However, glutathione-s-transferase activity was depressed. There was no alteration in the activity of glutathione reductase. Activity of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase was not altered under lanthanum and neodymium treatment. There was a significant enhancement of intramitochondrial glutathione peroxidase and superoxide dismutase. Lipid peroxidation remains the same as control group of animals.