Front Page Congress Site WSAVA Author Index Search Go to First Presentation Go to Previous Presentation Go to Next Presentation Go to Last Presentation World Congress 2001 CVMA WSAVA
 
Back to Previous Page Print This Page Save This Page Bookmark This Page Go to the Top of the Page

L-CARNITINE DIETARY SUPPLEMENTATION IN OBESE CATS DECREASES KETOSIS DURING FASTING AND INDUCED FELINE HEPATIC LIPIDOSIS

Géraldine Blanchard*, B.-M Paragon*, F. Milliat**, C. Lutton**

The objective of this study was to estimate the effects of a L-carnitine dietary supplementation in obese cats undergoing a protocol of hepatic lipidosis induction (Biourge et al., 1994).

Eleven queens of same age and origin, were spayed and randomly assigned to 2 groups. They are fed ad libitum a commercial diet for adult cats containing 40 ppm of L-carnitine (CL group, n=4) or 1000 ppm of L-carnitine (CH group, n=7). When obese, the queens are split to a semi-purified diet, until clinical hepatic lipidosis (HL). Plasma fatty acids and beta-hydroxybutyrate concentrations are measured at each step and once a week during fasting.

Differences between CH and CL groups were analyzed by an unbalanced analysis of variance followed when necessary by a pairwise analysis of variance.

Ketosis is significantly lower in CH group, after 4 and 5 weeks of fasting (respectively F4 and F5) and during HL, with the following concentrations (in mmol/L, mean±SEM) in CH group and CL group respectively: 0.74±0.22 versus 2.47±0.73 at F4, 0.75±0.28 versus 3.83±0.64 at F5 and 1.42±0.48 versus 3.13±0.96 at HL.

This study demonstrates a lowering effect of L-carnitine supplementation during obesity induction on fasting ketosis in cats.

Biourge VC, Groff JM, Munn RJ, Kirk CA, Nyland TG, Madeiros VA., Morris J.G., Rogers Q.R. (1994) Experimental induction of hepatic lipidosis in cats. Am. J. Vet. Res. 55:1291-1302


Back to Previous Page Print This Page Save This Page Bookmark This Page Go to the Top of the Page

Alternative Medicine
Anesthesia
Animal Welfare
Behaviour
Cardiology
Clinical Pathology
Dental Congress 1:1
Dental Congress 1:2
Dental Congress 1:3
Dental Congress 2:1
Dental Congress 2:2
Dental Congress 2:3
Dermatology
Emergency & Critical Care
Feline Endocrine & Infectious Dz
Feline Gastroenterology
Feline Urology/Nephrology
Gastroenterology
Imaging
Infectious & Zoonotic Diseases
Management
Medicine
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Pharmacology
Respiratory Medicine
Surgery & Sports Medicine
Surgery
Oral Presentations
 
Morbidity Factors Of Anxiety Disorders
 
PTT Excision Of Ear Canal Polyps
 
Rabies Antibody Tests: IHA vs Elisa
 
Hip Luxation: Surgical Repair
 
Surgical Repair Of Mitral Regurg.
 
Dental Pulp/Dentin Deposition
 
Ehrlichiosis Study, Azarbaijans
 
B. Thuring. Effects On Trichostrongylus
 
Growth Plate Closure Times, Kangal
 
Revolution, Dog/Cat Flea Control
 
Electrical Stim. For Nerve Injuries
 
BAPN-F For Gastroc. Tendon Healing
 
Patch Test, Dogs; Human Allergy Stats.
 
Abd. Adhesion Prevention, Omenectomy
 
Leptospirosis Study, Tehran
 
Ehrlichiosis, Protein Alterations
 
Xenograft For Femural Fx. Repair
 
Omentum For Tendon Healing
 
Pet Behavior During Bombing
 
Evaluation Of Silk Suture
 
Canine Testis Gene Expression
 
Radiologic Signs, Spirocerca
 
Feline Interferon In FeLV/FIV Cats
 
HbA1c In Diabetic Dogs
 
Bovine Xenograft For Tibial Repair
 
Tibial Segmental Defect, Treatment
 
Bovine Bone Pin For Fracture Repair
 
Rabies Immunity, Tehran, Dogs
 
Oral Antibiotics, Owner Compliance
 
Excision Arthroplasty, Dogs/Cats
 
Ovine Xenograft For Radial Fractures
 
Endochondral Ossification
 
Intertrochanteric Osteotomy Fixation
 
Immunoglobuline, Atopic Dermatitis
 
Subclinical Dermatophytosis
 
Probiotic Strains
 
Efficacy of Revolution® (selamectin)
 
Bordetella Bronchiseptica
 
Bone Cement and Graft
 
Femoral Head
 
Bacterial Infections, Urinary
 
Mammary Neoplasias
 
Bilateral Anterior Hemimelia
 
Adenocarcinoma, Apocrine Glands
 
Bone Marrow Toxicity
 
Carmustine, Lymphoma
 
Desflurane Anesthesia
 
Nutrition, Hyperlipidaemia
 
Perianal Fistula
 
You are hereL-Carnitine Supplementation
Poster Presentations