Plasma and whole blood taurine in normal dogs of varying size fed commercially prepared food.

@article{Delaney2003PlasmaAW,
  title={Plasma and whole blood taurine in normal dogs of varying size fed commercially prepared food.},
  author={Sean J. Delaney and Philip H Kass and Quinton R. Rogers and Andrea J. Fascetti},
  journal={Journal of animal physiology and animal nutrition},
  year={2003},
  volume={87 5-6},
  pages={
          236-44
        }
}
The objective of the present study was to examine the effect of signalment, body size and diet on plasma taurine and whole blood taurine concentrations. A total of 131 normal dogs consuming commercially prepared dog food had blood drawn 3-5 h post-prandially to be analysed for plasma amino acids and whole blood taurine. Body weight and morphometric measurements of each dog were taken. Plasma and whole blood taurine concentrations were 77 +/- 2.1 nmol/ml (mean +/- SEM) and 266 +/- 5.1 nmol/ml… 

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