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The assesment of domestic cats body condition through direct and indirect methods

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dc.contributor.author Macri, Adrian Maximilian
dc.contributor.author Szakacs, Andrei
dc.contributor.author Mustață, Raluca
dc.contributor.author Daina, Sorana
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-09T05:58:25Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-09T05:58:25Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Macri Adrian Maximilian, Andrei Szakacs, Raluca Mustață, Sorana Daina. 2019. “The assesment of domestic cats body condition through direct and indirect methods”. Lucrări Științifice USAMV - Iași Seria Medicină Veterinară 62(1): 77-79. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.uaiasi.ro/xmlui/handle/20.500.12811/684
dc.description.abstract The cats inability to adapt their enzymatic package to a domestic lifestyle and a restricted space of movement , for cats raised in appartments , made them more prone to overweight and obesity. Body scoring is a method of evaluation subjective and semiquantitative through inspection and palpation. Through the inspection and palpation of the fat that covers the chest , the presence or absence of the abdominal waist and the size of the belly fat are enough to establish the body score for cats. The biochemistry results showed significantlu changes of the parameters leptin, insulin, plasma total ghrelin, cholesterol and tryglicerides, which sustains their role in the adaptation of cats to a positive or negative energy balance. The purpose of this study is to change the owners perspective regarding the way they treat the physiologycal needs of their pets. They ignore their cats need for space, unlimited acces outside, their needs regarding the food, especially the increased requirements of proteins. The owners tend to mistakenly believe that a cat with an ideal score is underweight and that overweight cats are an ideal score. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher ”Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iași en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject cats en_US
dc.subject body score en_US
dc.subject overweight en_US
dc.subject leptin en_US
dc.subject plasma total ghrelin en_US
dc.title The assesment of domestic cats body condition through direct and indirect methods en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.author.affiliation Adrian Maximilian Macri, Andrei Szakacs, Raluca Mustață, Sorana Daina, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
dc.publicationName Lucrări Științifice USAMV - Iași Seria Medicină Veterinară
dc.volume 62
dc.issue 1
dc.publicationDate 2019
dc.startingPage 77
dc.endingPage 79
dc.identifier.eissn 2393-4603


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