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Abstract

Taurine is an amino-sulfonic acid that is required in the diet of cats. Although cats can synthesize a limited amount of taurine from cystine, they require dietary taurine to maintain a variety of important metabolic functions. Without adequate dietary supplementation, the amount of taurine lost in ...

Author(s)
Stratton-Phelps, M.; Backus, R. C.; Rogers, Q. R.; Fascetti, A. J.
Publisher
American Society for Nutritional Sciences, Bethesda, USA
Citation
Journal of Nutrition, 2002, 132, 6, pp 1745S-1747S
Abstract

Objective: To determine taurine status in a large group of Newfoundlands related by environment, diet or breeding to a dog with dilated cardiomyopathy and taurine deficiency. Design: Prospective study. Animals: 19 privately owned Newfoundlands between 5 months and 11.5 years old that had been fed...

Author(s)
Backus, R. C.; Cohen, G.; Pion, P. D.; Good, K. L.; Rogers, Q. R.; Fascetti, A. J.
Publisher
American Veterinary Medical Association, Schaumburg, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2003, 223, 8, pp 1130-1136