Acetominophen UDP-glucronosyltransferase in ferrets: Species and gender differences, and sequence analysis of ferret UGT1A6. 2001. Court, M.H. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Dec. 2001, v. 24 (6), p. 415-422. ISSN: 0140-7783.

            NAL call no: SF915.J63

            Descriptors: metabolism, molecular genetics, digestive system, liver.


Ferret nutrition in small animal practice. 2001. Hebeler, D.; Wolf, P. Kleintierpraxis, 2001, v. 46 (4), p. 225-229. ref. ISSN: 0023-2076.

            Language: German

            NAL call no: 41.8 K67

            Descriptors: animal feeding, energy requirements, nutrient requirements, ferrets.


Ferret nutrition. 1999. Bell, J.A. Veterinary Clinics of North America Exotic Animal Practice, Jan. 1999, v. 2 (1), p. 169-192. viii. ISSN: 1094-9194.

            NAL call no: SF997.5 E95E97

            Descriptors: gastrointestinal transit, meat, nutritional requirements, diet.


All-trans beta carotene is absorbed preferentially to 9-cis beta csrotene, but the latter accumulates in the tissues of domestic ferrets (Mustela putorius furo). 1998. Erdman, J.W. Jr.; Thatcher, A.J.; Hofmann, N.E.; Lederman, J.D.; Block.S.S.; Lee, C.M.; Mokady, S. Journal of Nutrition, 1998, v. 128 (11), p. 2009-2013. ref. ISSN: 0022-3166.

            NAL call no: 389.8 J82

            Descriptors: tissues, isomers, diets, absorption, kidneys, liver, ferrets.


Ferrets (Mustela putorius furo) inefficiently convert beta-carotene to vitamin A. 1998. Lederman, J.D.; Overton, K.M.; Hofmann, N.E.; Moore, B.J.; Thornton, J.; Erdman, J.W. Jr. Journal of Nutrition. 1998, v. 128 (2), p. 271-279. ref. ISSN: 0022-3166.

            NAL call no: 389.8 J82

            Descriptors: retinol, absorption, carotenoids, diets, esters, metabolism.


Food allergy in a ferret. 1998. Dutton, M.A. Exotic Pet Practice, 1998, v. 3 ( 5), p. 39. ref.

            Descriptors: allergies, case reports, food alleregies, pruritus, oedema, diets.


The crystalline form of carotenes and the food matrix in carrot root decrease the relative bioavailability of beta- and alph-carotene in the ferret model. 1996. Zhou, J.R.; Gugger, E.T.; Erdman, J.W, Jr. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 1996, v. 15 (1), p. 84-91. ref. ISSN: 0731-5724.

            NAL call no: RC620.A1J6

            Descriptors: beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, carrots, availability, ferrets.


The effects of dietary taurocholate, fat, protein, and carbohydrates on the distribution and fate of dietary beta-carotene in ferrets. 1996. Lakshman, M.R.; Liu, Q.H.; Sapp, R.; Somanchi, M.; Sundaresan, P.R. Nutrition and Cancer, 1996, v. 26 (1), p. 49-61. ref. ISSN: 0163-5581.

            NAL call no: RC262.C5N8

            Descriptors: beta carotene, diets, absorption, neoplasms, liver, lungs.


Ensuring proper nutrition in ferrets. 1996. Bell, J.A. Veterinary Medicine, Dec. 1996, v. 91 (12), p. 1098-1103. ref. ISSN: 8750-7943.

            NAL call no: 41.8 M69

            Descriptors: ferrets, nutrition, nutrient requirements, digestion, urolithiasis.


In vivo biosynthesis of retinoic acid from beta-carotene involves an excentric cleavage path way in ferret intestine. 1996. Hebuterne, X.; Wang, XiangDong; Smith, D.E.H.; Tang, GuangWen; Russell, R.M.; Wang, X.D.; Tang, G.W. Journal of Lipid Research, 1996, v. 37 (3), p. 482-492. ref. ISSN: 0022-2275.

            NAL call no: 381 J8282

            Descriptors: retinol, vitamins, metabolism, beta-carotene, small intestine.


Supplementing ferrets with canthaxanthin affects the tissue distribution of canthaxanthin, other carotenoides, vitamin A and vitamin E. 1995. Tang, G.; Blanco, M.C.; Fox, J.G.; Russell, R.M. Journal of Nutrition, 1995, v. 125 (7), p. 1945-1951. ref. ISSN: 0022-3166.

            NAL call no: 389.8 J82

            Descriptors: canthaxanthin, retinol vitamin E, tissues, supplements.


Vitamin E enhances the lymphatic transport of beta-carotene and its conversion to vitamin A in the ferret. 1995. Wang, X.D.; Marini, R.P.; Hebuterne, X.; Fox, J.G.; Keinsky, N.I.; Russell, R.M. Gastroenterology, Mar. 1995, v. 108 (3), p. 719-726. ref. ISSN: 0016-5085.

            NAL call no: RC799.G37

            Descriptors: retinol, vitamins, transport, beta-carotene, conversion, lymph.


Effect of high fat diet on liver microsomal oxygenation in ferret. 1994. Shavila, J.; Ioannides, C.; King, L.J.; Parke, D.V. Xenobiotica, Nov. 1994, v. 24 (11), p. 1063-1076. ISSN: 0094-8254.

            Descriptors: metabolism, analysis, blood, chemistry, enzymology, liver.


High concentrations of vitamin A esters circulate primarily as retinyl stearate and are stored primarily as retinyl palmitate in ferret tissues. 1994. Ribaya, Mercado J.D.; Blanco, M.C.; Fox, J.G.; Russell, R.M. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 1994, v. 13 (1), p. 83-86. ref. ISSN: 0731-5724.

            NAL call no: RC620 A1J6

            Descriptors: vitamins, retinol, retinyl, esters, tissues.


Distribution of beta-carotene and vitamin A in lipoprotein fractions of ferret serum. Effect of beta-carotene supplementation. 1993. Ribaya, Mercado, J.D.; Lopez, Miranda J.; Ordova, J.M.; Blanco, M.C.; Fox, J.G.; Russell, R.M. Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 1993, v. 691, p. 232-237. ref. ISSN: 0077-8923.

            NAL call no: 500 N484

            Descriptors: retinol, distribution, lipoproteins, blood, beta-carotene, supplements.


Evaluation of the bioavailability of natural and synthetic forms of beta-carotenes in a ferret model. 1993. White, W.S.; Peck, K.M.; Ulman, E.A.; Erdman, J.W. Jr. Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 1993, v. 691, p. 229-231. ref. ISSN: 0077-8923.

            NAL call no: 500 N484

            Descriptors: carotenes, beta-carotene, availability, beverages, ferrets.


Interactions of oral beta-carotene and canthaxanthin in ferrets. 1993. White, W.S.; Peck, K.M.; Bierer, T.L.; Gugger, E.T.; Erdman, J.W. Jr. Journal of Nutrition, 1993, v. 123 (8), p. 1405-1413. ref. ISSN: 0022-3166.

            NAL call no: 389.8 J82

            Descriptors: beta-carotene, canthaxanthin, carnivores, ferrets.  


Retinoic acid regulates retinol metabolism via feedback inhibition of retinol oxication and stimulation of retinol esterification in ferret liver. 1993. Wang, X.D.; Krinsky, N.I.; Russell, R.M. Journal of Nutrition, Jul. 1993, v. 123 (7), p. 1277-1285. ref. ISSN: 0022-3166.

            NAL call no: 389.8 J82

            Descriptors: retinoic acid, retinol, metabolism, feedback, liver cells, ferret.


Beta-carotene, retinol and retinyl ester concentrations in serum and selected tissues of ferrets fed beta-carotene. 1992. Ribaya, Mercado L.D.; Fox, J.G.; Rosenblad, W.D.; Blanco, M.C.; Russell, R.M. Journal of Nutrition, 1992, v. 122 (9), p. 1898-1903. ref. ISSN:0022-3166.

            NAL call no: 389.8 J82

            Descriptors: beta-carotene, blood, tissues, retinol.


Beta-carotene uptake and tissue distribution in ferrets (Mustela putorius furo). 1992 . Gugger, E.T.; Bierer, T.L.; Henze, T.M.; White, W.S.; Erdman, J.W. Jr. Journal of Nutrition, 1992, v. 122 (1), p. 115-119. ref. ISSN: 0022-3166.

            NAL call no: 389.8 J82

            Descriptors: animal models, beta-carotene, absorption.


The effects on some physiological and performance indices of adding formic acid-preserved feed to the meat ration of ferrets. 1992. Glowinska, B.; Bieguszewski, H. Progress in Fur Animal Science, 1992, Suppl. 9, p. 289-292. ref. ISSN: 0801-5341.

            NAL call no: S3.N672 Suppl.

            Descriptors: furbearing animals, acid-base equilibrium, meat byproducts, formic acid.


Studies on the protein and energy level in diet for ferrets (Mustela putorius furo). 1992. Barabasz, B. Akademia Rolnicza w Rakowie, 1992, 75 p.

            Language: Polish.

            Descriptors: rations, energy value, protein content, nutritional requirements.


Effect of arginine free diet on plasma and tissue amino acids in young and adult ferrets. 1991. Deshmukh, D.R.; Sarnaik, A.P.; Mukhopadhyay, A.; Portoles, M. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 1991, v. 2 (2), p. 72-78. ref. ISSN: 0955-2863.

            NAL call no: QP141.A1J54

            Descriptors: amino acids, blood, tissues, arginine deprivation, age.


Effects of dietary calcium concentration and calcium-phosphorous ratio on growth and selected plasma and bone measures in young European ferrets (Mustela putorius furo). 1990. Edfors, C.H.; Ullrey, D.E.; Aulerich, R.J. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 1990, v. 21 (2), p. 185-191. ref. ISSN: 1042-7260.

            NAL call no: SF601 J6

            Descriptors: phosphorous, plasma, bones, calcium, nutritional disorders.


Effects of arginine-free diet on urea cycle enzymes in young and adult ferrets. 1989. Deshmukh, D.R.; Rusk, C.D. Enzyme, 1989, v. 41 (3), p. 168-174. ref. ISSN: 0013-0432.

            NAL call no: QP601.E52

            Descriptors: diet, argenine, urea, enzyme activity, ferret.


Nitrite cured meats as a source of endogenously and exogenously formed–nitrosoproline in the ferret. 1989. Perciballi, M.; Conboy, J.J.; Hotchkiss, J.H. Food and Chemical Toxicology, Feb. 1989, v. 27 (2), p. 111-116. ref. ISSN: 0278-6915.

            NAL call no: 391.8 F73

            Descriptors: cured meats, nitrites, proline, carcinogens, urine, ferrets.


Nutrition. 1988. McLain, D.E.; Thomas, J.A.; Fox, J.G. Biology and Diseases of the Ferret, 1988, Lea & Febiger. Philadelphia. p. 135-152. ref. ISBN: 0812111397.

            NAL call no: SF407.F39B56

            Descriptors: ferrets, animal nutrition, diets, feed composition.


Effect of arginine free diet on ammonia metabolism in young and adult ferrets. 1986. Thomas, P.E.; Deshmukh, D.R. Journal of Nutrition, Apr. 1986, v. 116 (4), p. 545-551. ref. ISSN: 0022-3166.

            NAL call no: 389.8 J82

            Descriptors: nutrient deficiencies, arginine, ammonia, metabolism, ferrets.



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