Effect of tannic acid on iron absorption in straw-colored fruit bats (Eidolon helvum)

Abstract 10.1002/zoo.20258.abs Excessive absorption and subsequent storage of dietary iron has been found in a variety of captively held birds and mammals, including fruit bats. It is thought that feeding a diet that is low in iron can prevent the onset of this disease; however, manufacturing a diet with commonly available foodstuffs that contains a […]

Serum indices of body stores of iron in northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) and their relationship to hemochromatosis

Abstract 10.1002/zoo.10126.abs Iron storage disease (hemochromatosis) has been reported in many species of both captive and free-ranging animals. In this study we examined the relationship between this disease and concentrations of iron analytes in aquarium-held northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus). Sera were analyzed for iron, total iron-binding capacity (TIBC), ferritin, ceruloplasmin, and haptoglobin concentrations in […]