Hair Mineral Levels in Dogs with Atopic Dermatitis

Emanuela Badea, Gheorghe Valentin Goran, Victor Crivineanu
2016 Bulletin of University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca: Veterinary Medicine  
Atopic dermatitis is a genetic allergic skin disease that can be triggered by various environmental factors. This research aimed to study the possible correlation between heavy metal and mineral concentration and presence of atopic dermatitis. Hair samples from dogs suffering from atopic dermatitis were analyzed and compared to samples from the control group via ICP-OES method. Cu was the only element significantly decreased (p = 0.01) in the study group. No statistical significance was found
more » ... ficance was found for heavy metals.
doi:10.15835/buasvmcn-vm:12217 fatcat:tav5abm23fcs3eyopypbes6uta