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Vitamin E

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Introduction

Name

  • Vitamin E.

Class of drug

  • Vitamin.

Uses

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Indications

  • Vitamin E supplementation is required in deficient animals. However, vitamin E deficiency is rarely recognized in small animal medicine, although many animals have a subclinical deficiency.
  • Low hepatic vitamin E levels have been documented in liver disease in dogs: therefore it may be valuable to supplement dogs who have liver dysfunction.

Administration

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMed Resource.
  • Webb C & Twedt D C (2008) Oxidative stress and liver disease. Vet Clin Small Anim 38, 125-135.
  • Twedt D C, Webb C B & Tetrick M A (2003) The effect of dietary vitamin E on the clinic, laboratory, and oxidant status of dogs with chronic hepatitis. J Vet Intern Med 17, 418.

Other sources of information

  • BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. Ramsey I (2017) 9th edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA..

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