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Thiamine Concentrations in Extruded Dog and Cat Food & Determination of Thiamine Status in Healthy Dogs and Cats and Comparison with Hospitalized Inappetent Animals

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dc.contributor.advisor Verbrugghe, Adronie
dc.contributor.author Kritikos, Georgia
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-01T19:01:27Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-24T05:00:31Z
dc.date.copyright 2017-08
dc.date.created 2017-08-24
dc.date.issued 2017-09-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/11496
dc.description.abstract Thiamine is a water-soluble vitamin and a dietary requirement for dogs and cats. It has a critical role in energy metabolism. As pet owners may freeze excess pet food in an attempt to maintain freshness, this thesis investigates the effect of freezing on thiamine in extruded dog and cat foods. Storage temperature did not affect thiamine concentrations of extruded diets, but thiamine significantly increased over time. Additionally, this thesis examines thiamine status of healthy dogs and cats in comparison to inappetent patients presenting to a tertiary referral hospital, and determines the effect of supplementation on resultant thiamine status in inappetent dogs. We found that thiamine diphosphate (TDP) and unphosphorylated thiamine status of healthy dogs declined with age. This relationship was not present in cats. TDP status was higher in inappetent dogs compared to healthy dogs. Supplementation led to higher TDP status in inappetent dogs compared to baseline TDP status. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship OVC Pet Trust Fund, AAVN/Waltham Research Grant en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject B vitamins en_US
dc.subject pet food en_US
dc.subject nutrient imbalance en_US
dc.subject water-soluble vitamins en_US
dc.subject vitamin B1 en_US
dc.subject pet nutrition en_US
dc.title Thiamine Concentrations in Extruded Dog and Cat Food & Determination of Thiamine Status in Healthy Dogs and Cats and Comparison with Hospitalized Inappetent Animals en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Clinical Studies en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Clinical Studies en_US


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