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Effect of BARF-feeding on faecal consistency, coat quality dental health and blood values of dogs


Bieri, Monika; Liesegang, Annette (2016). Effect of BARF-feeding on faecal consistency, coat quality dental health and blood values of dogs. In: 20th Congress of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition, Berlin, Deutschland, 15 September 2016 - 17 September 2016.

Abstract

The interest of dog owners in “biologically appropriate raw food” (BARF) has grown in the last years. Proponents of BARF feeding speak of numerous advantages like healthier teeth, healthier skin and nicer coat, an optimized immune system, reduced faecal volume and better odour of faeces. These advantages are only anecdotic and not scientifically proven. On the other hand studies have shown, that in many fed BARF-rations nutritional imbalances occur (Dillitzer, Becker et al. 2011, Gerstner and Liesegang 2014). The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of BARF- and commercial dry feeding on faecal consistency, coat quality, dental health and blood values of dogs.

Abstract

The interest of dog owners in “biologically appropriate raw food” (BARF) has grown in the last years. Proponents of BARF feeding speak of numerous advantages like healthier teeth, healthier skin and nicer coat, an optimized immune system, reduced faecal volume and better odour of faeces. These advantages are only anecdotic and not scientifically proven. On the other hand studies have shown, that in many fed BARF-rations nutritional imbalances occur (Dillitzer, Becker et al. 2011, Gerstner and Liesegang 2014). The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of BARF- and commercial dry feeding on faecal consistency, coat quality, dental health and blood values of dogs.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Animal Nutrition
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Language:English
Event End Date:17 September 2016
Deposited On:15 Feb 2017 10:57
Last Modified:02 Feb 2018 12:19
ISBN:978-3-00-054219-0
OA Status:Closed
Related URLs:http://www.esvcn2016.vetmed.fu-berlin.de/ (Organisation)

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