Clinical evaluation and biochemical analyses of thiamine deficiency in Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) maintained at a zoological facility.

OBJECTIVE To determine thiamine-dependent enzyme activities in various tissue samples of Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) and thiaminase activities in dietary fish. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. ANIMALS 11 Pacific harbor seals with thiamine deficiency and 5 control seals. PROCEDURES Seals underwent evaluation to rule out various diseases and… CONTINUE READING