Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Zinc salts

Contributor(s): Rosanna Marsella, Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Name

  • Zinc sulfate.
  • Zinc gluconate.
  • Zinc acetate.

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

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Byrne KP (1999) Metabolic epidermal necrosis-hepatocutaneous syndrome. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Prac 29(6), 1337-1355.
  • Colombini S (1999) Canine zinc-responsive dermatosis. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 29(6), 1373-1383.
  • Brinkhaus F, Mann J, Zorich C & Greaves JA (1998) Bioavailability of zinc propionate in dogs. J Nutr 128(12 Suppl), 2596S-2597S.
  • Watson TD (1998) Diet and skin disease in dogs and cats. J Nutr 128(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

  • Ramsey I (2017) BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. 9th edn.
  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA. ISBN: 0 9052 1452 8.

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