Cobalamin in companion animals: diagnostic marker, deficiency states and therapeutic implications.

@article{Ruaux2013CobalaminIC,
  title={Cobalamin in companion animals: diagnostic marker, deficiency states and therapeutic implications.},
  author={C G Ruaux},
  journal={Veterinary journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={196 2},
  pages={145-52}
}
Measurement of the water-soluble vitamin cobalamin has long been of interest as a marker of gastrointestinal disease in companion animals due to the highly localized presence of cobalamin receptors in the ileum. An increasing body of evidence suggests that cobalamin deficiency is an important co-morbidity in many companion animal patients with gastrointestinal and pancreatic disease. Congenital disorders of cobalamin absorption and cellular metabolism are also increasingly recognized in… CONTINUE READING
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