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- Watson, Megan K.; Flower, Jennifer; Welle, Ken; Kohles, Micah; Webster, Dave; Purdeu, Heather; Mitchell, Mark A.
- Journal of exotic pet medicine 2019 v.28 pp. 1-5
- guinea pigs, etc ; 25-hydroxycholecalciferol; adults; blood sampling; captive animals; diet; dogs; domestication; females; habitats; solar radiation; spring; temperature; ultraviolet radiation; winter; Show all 15 Subjects
- ... Vertebrates have 2 methods of acquiring vitamin D: through the diet and/or secondary to exposure to ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation. Although some species (e.g., dogs) can only acquire vitamin D through their diet, many others also utilize UVB radiation to generate vitamin D. Prior to their extirpation, guinea pigs were naturally exposed to varying levels of sunlight (UVB) in their native habitat; h ...
- Sander, Samantha J.; Mitchell, Mark A.; Whittington, Julia K.; Allender, Matthew C.; Welle, Kenneth
- Journal of exotic pet medicine 2015 v.24 no.4 pp. 464-469
- guinea pigs, etc ; 25-hydroxycholecalciferol; anesthesia; blood sampling; blood serum; diet; fluorescent lighting; humans; juveniles; risk; ultraviolet radiation; Show all 11 Subjects
- ... Under natural conditions, guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) are exposed to ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation. Although the role of UVB radiation in the photobiochemical synthesis of vitamin D is well documented in humans and other vertebrates, to date it has not been evaluated in guinea pigs. The purpose of this study was to determine whether artificial UVB radiation has an effect on serum 25-hydroxyvitam ...