Associazione Italiana Veterinari Piccoli Animali
Affiliata WSAVA


Andamento del profilo plasmatico degli acidi grassi nel primo anno di vita in cani displasici e non
Risultati preliminari

Plasmatic fatty acid profile during the first year in dogs with dyslasia or not: preliminary results


Tidu L., Bacciu N.
Centro Militare Veterinario, Grosseto; agn Genetics GmbH, Davos

Rucco G.
Comando Logistico dell’Esercito, Roma

Mellano L., Pizzi C.
Ospedale Militare Veterinario, Montelibretti

Renaville B.
Dipartimento Scienze degli Alimenti, Udine


At the Military Veterinarian Center of Grosseto, where operative dogs from the Italian army are raised and trained up, more than 70% of the discharges for unfitness are due to articular pathologies like hip and elbow dysplasia. The aim was to study, with regards to the development of dysplasia, fatty acid metabolism of dogs during the growing phase and its modulation by a fish based diet. Unfortunately, only 2 out of the 20 subjects were affected by articular pathologies. Still, both subject had lower levels of arachidonic and docosahexaenoic acids. Moreover, we observed that the ratio of eicosapentaenoic to docosahexaenoic acids, indicator of the delta-6 desaturase activity, drops dramatically during the first year in German shepherd.


dog, dysplasia, fatty acids