Mineral Nutrition of Adult Canines: Whole Ingredients as a Primary Source of Minerals Instead of Supplemental Minerals

dc.contributor.advisorShoveller, Anna Kate
dc.contributor.authorCargo-Froom, Cara
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-09T12:44:06Z
dc.date.available2018-05-09T12:44:06Z
dc.date.copyright2018-05
dc.date.created2018-04-26
dc.date.issued2018-05-09
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Animal Biosciencesen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmeAnimal and Poultry Scienceen_US
dc.description.abstractOver supplementation of minerals is a potential problem for the companion animal food industry. The objective of this thesis was to assess the feeding of adult maintenance canine diets which used ingredients, rather than supplements, to supply most if not all dietary minerals. In one study, dogs which were fed a diet with reduced or no additional iron supplementation were able to maintain normal hematological statuses with no signs of iron deficiency anemia. In a second study, the vegetable ingredient based diet had equivalent or higher digestibility values for minerals compared to the animal ingredient based diet. This study also revealed that dogs do not increase mineral absorption when fed a diluted diet compared to an intact diet, resulting in inaccurate true digestibility calculations. These results suggest that reduction/elimination of mineral supplementation may be feasible and new methods need to be used to assess mineral digestibility in dogs.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMars Petcare
dc.description.sponsorshipChampion Petfoods
dc.description.sponsorshipMITACs Accelerate
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/13011
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectDogen_US
dc.subjectAnimal ingredientsen_US
dc.subjectVegetable Ingredientsen_US
dc.subjectMineralsen_US
dc.subjectSupplemental mineralen_US
dc.subjectRequirementsen_US
dc.titleMineral Nutrition of Adult Canines: Whole Ingredients as a Primary Source of Minerals Instead of Supplemental Mineralsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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