Occurrence of Dogs and Cats Diseases Records in the Veterinary Clinics Routine in South Brazil and Its Relationship to Mycotoxins

de Souza, Karina Koerich; Scussel, Vildes Maria
October 2012
International Journal of Applied Science & Technology;Oct2012, Vol. 2 Issue 8, p129
Academic Journal
An evaluation of diseases affecting dogs and cats and their relationship to pet food mycotoxin contamination was reported in South Brazil. Veterinary Clinics registries were surveyed for diseases, type of feeding, breeding environment, among other adverse conditions that the animals were exposed. Also the ingredients reported on the labels of pet food packages mycotoxin related were surveyed. From the diseases and clinical signs recorded and related to possible mycotoxicosis, the major casuistic were hepatic portal system (32.0 %) followed by the renal (30.0 %) and nervous systems (27.0 %) of cases. About ingredients of pet food, the main vegetable ingredients related were rice and maize with 57.0 and 55.0 %, that were susceptible to aflatoxin, ochratoxin A, citrinin, deoxinivalenol, among others mycotoxins. The data obtained in this study can help the clinics to consider the frames of mycotoxicosis as a final diagnosis in veterinary clinical routine.


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