Hair arsenic level in rice-based diet-fed Staffordshire bull terriers

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Rosendahl , S V , Anturaniemi (o.s. Roine) , J & Hielm-Bjorkman , A 2020 , ' Hair arsenic level in rice-based diet-fed Staffordshire bull terriers ' , Veterinary Record , vol. 186 , no. 17 , e15 . https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.105493

Title: Hair arsenic level in rice-based diet-fed Staffordshire bull terriers
Author: Rosendahl, Sarah Victoria; Anturaniemi (o.s. Roine), Johanna; Hielm-Bjorkman, Anna
Contributor organization: Departments of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Equine and Small Animal Medicine
Helsinki One Health (HOH)
Staff Services
Petbone – ortopedia, fysioterapia, kivunlievitys
Date: 2020-05
Language: eng
Number of pages: 3
Belongs to series: Veterinary Record
ISSN: 0042-4900
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.105493
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/318108
Abstract: Background: There have been concerns related to inorganic arsenic (iAs) in rice and the risk of chronic toxicity in human beings, especially children. Rice is a common constituent of pet food, and dogs often eat the same food on a continual daily basis for long periods of time. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess the risk of chronic iAs exposure in rice-based diet-fed dogs. Methods: Hair iAs level was measured in seven rice-based diet-fed dogs (mean age 3.8 years) and in nine dogs that did not consume any rice (mean age 4.4 years), using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Results: The hair iAs level was significantly higher (P=0.005) in dogs fed a rice-based diet (mean 0.143 µg/g) than in dogs that did not consume any rice (mean 0.086 µg/g), while age and sex did not show associations with hair iAs level. Conclusion: The results suggest that eating a rice-based diet for long periods of time represents a risk for chronic iAs exposure in dogs.
Subject: 413 Veterinary science
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc
Usage restriction: openAccess
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