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Zinc

Contributor(s): Rosanna Marsella

Introduction

Name

  • Zinc sulfate.

Class of drug

  • Mineral.

Uses

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Indications

  • Zinc sulfate is used as a supplement for treatment of zinc deficiency or zinc-responsive disease .
  • Copper hepatotoxicosis: blocks copper absorption in susceptible breeds .
  • Liver disease   Liver: chronic disease  : inhibits collagen production.

Administration

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Byrne KP (1999)Metabolic epidermal necrosis-hepatocutaneous syndrome.Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Prac29(6), 1337-1355.
  • Colombini S (1999)Canine zinc-responsive dermatosis.Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract29(6), 1373-1383.
  • Brinkhaus F, Mann J, Zorich C & Greaves JA (1998)Bioavailability of zinc propionate in dogs.J Nutr128(12 Suppl), 2596S-2597S.
  • Watson TD (1998)Diet and skin disease in dogs and cats.J Nutr128(12 Suppl), 2783S-2789S.
  • Jacobson SG, Meadows NJ, Keeling PW, Mitchell WD & Thompson RP (1986)Rod mediated retinal dysfunction in cats with zinc depletion - comparison with taurine depletion.Clin Sci (Colch)71(5), 559-564.

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA. ISBN: 0 9052 1452 8.

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