Serum and hair levels of zinc and other elements in dogs with visceral leishmaniasis

  title={Serum and hair levels of zinc and other elements in dogs with visceral leishmaniasis},
  author={Serdar Paşa and Funda Kargin and Aysegul Bildik and Kamil Seyrek and Yusuf Ozbel and Seray Ozensoy},
  journal={Biological Trace Element Research},
The aim of this study was to determine the zinc, iron, copper, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium levels in blood serum and zinc and copper levels in hair of dogs with canine visceral leishmaniasis. The serum zinc and iron levels were found to be significantly lower in diseased dogs than those of healthy controls. Serum copper levels were significantly higher, whereas no significant differences were observed for calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium. There were no significant differences in the… CONTINUE READING

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