Experimental starvation in the dog. 1. Blood sugar, serum proteins, serum lipids and cholesterol in total starvation

Panatta, G.B.; Gaeta, M.; Fiorentini, M.; Leotta, R.

Bollettino della Societa Italiana di Biologia Sperimentale 42: 681-683


ISSN/ISBN: 0037-8771
Accession: 014470157

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For 15 days 4 littermate dogs aged 11 months had a maintenance diet of lean horsemeat 150, food paste 375, olive oil 25, cod liver oil 5 and bonemeal devoid of gelatin and fat 20 g, supplying 1787 kcal energy and, respectively, 75, 38 and 278 g protein, lipid and carbohydrate. For 25 days they were starved and had water to appetite. The refeeding period lasted 40 days. During the fast haematocrit rose and sugar and protein in blood fell by from 15 to 30 and from 6 to 29%. Blood lipid values rose and remained high for the first 20 days of refeeding. Cholesterol was not affected by fasting in 3 dogs and rose by 14% in the other.