Determination of serum adenosine deaminase and xanthine oxidase activity in Kangal dogs with maternal cannibalism


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Ercan N. , Kockaya M. , Kapancik S., Bakir D.

Veterinary World, cilt.10, ss.1343-1346, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Aim: Kangal dogs, known as guard dogs in many countries of the world, have been found to eat their own puppies during their first 24 h following birth, which is called as maternal cannibalism. Adenosine deaminase (ADA) and xanthine oxidase (XO) are important enzymes for purine metabolism. In this study, the aim is to evaluate ADA and XO activities in Kangal dogs with maternal cannibalism.