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Changes in the oxidative status and serum trace element levels in dogs with mammary tumours

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Author(s): Askar Tünay Kontas | Salmanoglu B. | Salmanoglu R. | Erkal N. | Beskaya A.

Journal: Acta Veterinaria
ISSN 0567-8315

Volume: 59;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 405;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: dog | mammary tumor | oxidative stress | trace elements

ABSTRACT
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the changes in oxidative status and serum trace element levels by determining the concentrations of malondialdehyde (MDA), nitric oxide (NO), ascorbic acid, and certain trace elements. The study included 15 clinically healthy female dogs and 15 dogs with malignant mammary tumor. Blood samples were taken from the jugular vein of the patient dogs just before the surgical treatment. The patients exhibited a significant increase in MDA (P
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