Deficiencia de vitamina C como causa de mortalidad y morbilidad en cuyes de crianza intensiva y su tratamiento

Translated title of the contribution: Vitamin C deficiency as a cause of mortality and morbidity in intensive breeding Guinea pigs and their treatment

L. Juan Olazábal, H. Rosina Camargo, L. Madeline García, Siever Morales-Cauti

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Abstract

The problem of morbidity and mortality of Guinea pigs in a farm in the province of Trujillo, La Libertad region, is described. Due to Vitamin C levels, blood and lesions, a deficiency of Vitamin C was diagnosed and therefore alfalfa ad libitum was supplemented during 21 days in four animals on days 0, 1, 7, 14 and 21 of the supplementations. The increase in blood ascorbic acid levels was observed from the first day of the supplementation and its normalization at the end of the evaluation period. Moreover, the complete recovery of body condition in the evaluated animals.

Translated title of the contributionVitamin C deficiency as a cause of mortality and morbidity in intensive breeding Guinea pigs and their treatment
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1718-1723
Number of pages6
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2019
Externally publishedYes

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