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Clinical study in dogs and cats: blood levels of vitamins

Abstract
The vitamin status of dogs and cats with certain clinical diseases has not been studied in detail. Several diseases are assumed to affect vitamin intake, -metabolism and -storage and our hypothesis is, that renal and hepatic disease as well as neoplasias have negative effects on vitamin-metabolism in cats and dogs and that suboptimal vitamin supply has negative implications for general health and well being.

The aim of the study is to collect information about the vitamin status in dogs and cats with chronic renal insufficiency, chronic hepatic injury and neoplasias.
Project leader
Zentek Jürgen
Duration
01.12.02-30.06.04
Type of Research
Basic research
Vetmed Research Units
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3 Publications

Tran, JL; Horvath, C; Krammer, S; Höller, U; Zentek, J (2007): Blood vitamin concentrations in privately owned dogs fed non-standardized commercial diets and after intake of diets with specified vitamin concentrations. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2007; 91(1-2):40-47

Tran, JL (2006): Vitaminkonzentrationen im Blut von gesunden Hunden vor und nach der Gabe von Diäten mit definiertem Vitamingehalt. Dissertation, Vet. Med. Univ. Wien, pp. 100.

Tran, J; Horvath, C; Krammer, S; Höller, U; Zentek, J (2005): A survey of blood vitamin levels in healthy adult dogs. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Ernährungsphysiologie, Stuttgart, 08.-10.03.2005. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Ernährungsphysiologie, Stuttgart, 08.-10.03.2005.

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