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, vol.10, no.11, pp.1343-1346, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.14202/vetworld.2017.1343-1346
  • Title of Journal : Veterinary World
  • Page Numbers: pp.1343-1346


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.