Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences




Monitoring biomarkers related to inflammation and oxidative stress is critical in dogs because parvovirus causes both inflammatory and antioxidant alterations. The aim of this study was to investigate inflammatory and antioxidant changes caused by canine parvoviral enteritis to better understand the oxidative stress process related to this disease. Thus, the total thiol, native thiol, disulfide, and ischemia-modified albumin levels of Canine parvovirus infected symptomatic puppies and healthy puppies were examined. Using the results of complete blood counts, the blood serum thiol-disulfide homeostasis and ischemia modified albumin levels of the puppies with Canine parvoviral enteritis (n = 65) and the healthy puppies (n = 34) were compared. Canine parvoviral enteritis and control groups showed a statistically significant difference in thiol disulfide levels (p < 0.01), while no significant difference was observed in ischemia modified albumin levels between the two groups. As a result of this study, a picture contradictory to the literature information was discovered; it is believed that integrating research on oxidative stress at various stages of disease progression, including the early stage, clinical period and recovery processes may provide more information about the dynamics of oxidative stress during disease progression.


Canine parvoviral enteritis, ischemia modified albumin, oxidative stress, thiol-disulfide homeostasis

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