|Title:||Relationship between analytic values and canine obesity||Authors:||Peña, C.
Suárez Ramírez, Lourdes
Montoya, J. A.
Juste, M. C.
|UNESCO Clasification:||3109 Ciencias veterinarias||Keywords:||Dogs
|Issue Date:||2008||Journal:||Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition||Abstract:||The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between canine body condition and metabolic parameters like serum lipids, blood glucose and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) concentrations. We selected 127 dogs (42 males and 85 females) that were taken to our veterinary medicine service during routine visits. The mean age was 6.67 +/- 5.24 years. Body condition (BC) was measured by Laflamme scale and dogs were considered as obese when BC score was over 6. The following variables were collected: total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, basal glucose and ALT. 66.1% of the dog cohort were obese. Total cholesterol and triglycerides were found to be higher (p < 0.05) in obese dogs with respect to normal weight dogs. In conclusion, obesity in dogs is associated with higher serum lipid levels.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/10553/47930||ISSN:||0931-2439||DOI:||10.1111/j.1439-0396.2007.00786.x||Source:||Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition [ISSN 0931-2439], v. 92 (3), p. 324-325|
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