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Serum mineral concentrations in dogs on raw or dry diet

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dc.publisher University of Helsinki en
dc.publisher Helsingin yliopisto fi
dc.publisher Helsingfors universitet sv
dc.title Serum mineral concentrations in dogs on raw or dry diet en
ethesis.discipline Small Animal Internal Medicine en
ethesis.discipline Pieneläinten sisätaudit fi
ethesis.discipline Smådjurs internmedicin sv
ethesis.department Avdelningen för klinisk häst- och smådjursmedicin sv
ethesis.department Department of Equine and Small Animal Medicine en
ethesis.department Kliinisen hevos- ja pieneläinlääketieteen osasto fi
ethesis.faculty Faculty of Veterinary Medicine en
ethesis.faculty Veterinärmedicinska fakulteten sv
ethesis.faculty Eläinlääketieteellinen tiedekunta fi
ethesis.faculty.URI Helsingfors universitet sv University of Helsinki en Helsingin yliopisto fi
dct.creator Tulenheimo, Outi
dct.issued 2018
dct.language.ISO639-2 eng
dct.abstract Raw meat-based diets have gained popularity in recent years amongst dog owners and there is a lot of debate about the effects of raw food on dogs' health. The purpose of this thesis was to study serum mineral concentrations in dogs eating raw meat-based diet or dry diet. The minerals analyzed were copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc. My hypothesis is that when dogs are fed industrial balanced raw or dry food there are no significant differences in the serum mineral concentrations between the two diet groups. In this study there were 41 adult Staffordshire bull terriers of which 25 ate raw food and 16 dry food. 26 of the dogs were atopic, 13 were control dogs and 2 dogs could not be placed to either of the groups. The dogs came to three visits. The first blood sample was taken on either the first or the baseline visit. During the next three to five months the dogs were either on dry food or raw food diet, based on allotment. Itching, skin symptoms, and diet were taken into consideration in the allotment. After the feeding study the dogs came to the end visit where the second blood sample was taken. Based on the results both diets had an effect on some mineral concentrations. Also the health status had an effect on some mineral concentrations and in the atopic dogs the diet had a more pronounced effect on the serum mineral concentrations than in the control dogs. On the basis of these results the hypothesis was incorrect because there were significant differences in the serum mineral concentrations between the two diets. As we do not know the optimal serum concentrations of these minerals in the canine species the clinical significance of these results is somewhat limited but this study lays the foundation for further studies. en
dct.subject raw food en
dct.subject raw meat-based diet en
dct.subject dry food en
dct.subject diet en
dct.subject minerals en
dct.subject serum mineral concentration en
dct.subject raakaruoka fi
dct.subject kuivaruoka fi
dct.subject ruokavalio fi
dct.subject mineraalit fi
dct.subject seerumin mineraalipitoisuus fi
dct.language en
ethesis.language English en
ethesis.language englanti fi
ethesis.language engelska sv
ethesis.supervisor Vainio, Outi
ethesis.supervisor Anturaniemi, Johanna
ethesis.supervisor Hielm-Björkman, Anna
ethesis.supervisor Barrouin-Melo, Stella
ethesis.thesistype Tutkielma (Eläinlääketieteen lisensiaatti) fi
dct.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi-fe201804208512
dc.type.dcmitype Text

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