These authors contributed equally to this paper.
Biological effects of short-term salmon oil administration, using distinct salmon oil sources in healthy dogs
Article first published online: 23 NOV 2012
© 2012 British Small Animal Veterinary Association
Journal of Small Animal Practice
Volume 53, Issue 12, pages 699–704, December 2012
How to Cite
Hesta, M., Verbrugghe2, A., Gulbrandsen, K. E., Christophe, A., Zentek, J., Hellweg, P. and Janssens, G. P. J. (2012), Biological effects of short-term salmon oil administration, using distinct salmon oil sources in healthy dogs. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 53: 699–704. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2012.12000.x
- Issue published online: 23 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 23 NOV 2012
- Accepted: 27 September 2012
To assess the short-term effects of feeding distinct salmon oil sources in healthy dogs.
A diet containing chicken fat as major fat source was fed to 17 dogs for 14 days. For the next 14 days, dogs received one of two diets, both with 1% of chicken fat exchanged for 1% salmon oil; Norwegian or Scottish salmon oil, harvested using a distinct procedure. Finally, all dogs were fed chicken fat again for 14 days.
Salmon oil increased serum phospholipid total n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acid and decreased total n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and n-6:n-3. The phospholipid fatty acid profile returned to initial values within 2 weeks of discontinuing salmon oil administration. Blood coagulation, acute phase response and plasma immunoglobulin concentrations were not affected by salmon oil and no differences were detected for the measured indices between the two salmon oils.
Low-dose salmon oil administration alters serum phospholipid fatty acid profile within 2 weeks, but without affecting selected immunologic and coagulation indices. Salmon oil sources from different sources and harvested using a distinct procedure did not induce different effects, most probably because of their similar fatty acid profiles.