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VitDAL publishes new paper

Posted on March 29th, by Richard Mellanby in Uncategorized. No Comments

VitDAL have published their latest paper today on vitamin D status in dogs with babaesia in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Babesiosis is a very important disease in dogs in South Africa and many other countries and is an important cause of anaemia. We have shown that vitamin D status is lower in dogs with babesia than healthy dogs and that there was a negative relationship between disease severity and 25(OH)D concentrations. We hope these results will stimulate further work into vitamin D biology and babesiosis which also acts as a valuable large animal model of human malaria infections.

The paper can be accessed at this link

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