SCURVY IN CAPYBARAS BRED IN CAPTIVITY IN ARGENTINE

@inproceedings{Cueto2000SCURVYIC,
  title={SCURVY IN CAPYBARAS BRED IN CAPTIVITY IN ARGENTINE},
  author={G. Cueto and R. Allekotte and F. Kravetz},
  booktitle={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2000}
}
In order to determine if the absence of vitamin C in the diet of capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) causes scurvy, a group of seven young individuals were fed food pellets without ascorbic acid, while another group of eight individuals received the same food with 1 g of ascorbic acid per animal per day. Animals in the first group developed signs of scurvy-like gingivitis, breaking of the incisors and death of one animal. Clinical signs appeared between 25 and 104 days from the beginning of… Expand
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