Korinn Edna Saker

Works (16)

Updated: April 5th, 2024 06:00

2022 journal article

Survey evaluation of dog owners' feeding practices and dog bowls' hygiene assessment in domestic settings

PLOS ONE, 17(4).

By: E. Luisana n, K. Saker n, L. Jaykus n & C. Getty n

MeSH headings : Animals; Dogs; Food Contamination / prevention & control; Food Handling; Humans; Hygiene; Pets; Surveys and Questionnaires; Water
TL;DR: A need for pet food handling and dish hygiene guideline education to minimize bacterial contamination of dishes, especially for high-risk populations is suggested. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: July 5, 2022

2021 journal article

Nutritional Concerns for Cancer, Cachexia, Frailty, and Sarcopenia in Canine and Feline Pets


By: K. Saker n

author keywords: Nutrition; Cancer; Cachexia; Frailty; Sarcopenia; Malnutrition; Aging
MeSH headings : Animals; Cachexia / etiology; Cachexia / veterinary; Cat Diseases; Cats; Dog Diseases; Dogs; Frailty / veterinary; Neoplasms / complications; Neoplasms / veterinary; Sarcopenia / veterinary
TL;DR: Modification to intake of dietary protein, fat, omega-3 fatty acids, and selected vitamins has shown benefit in management protocols as preventative and palliative care, but further investigation is imperative. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: April 19, 2021

2020 journal article

Plasma Neurofilament Light Chain as a Translational Biomarker of Aging and Neurodegeneration in Dogs


By: W. Panek n, M. Gruen n, D. Murdoch*, R. Marek*, A. Stachel n, F. Mowat*, K. Saker n, N. Olby n

Contributors: W. Panek n, M. Gruen n, D. Murdoch*, R. Marek*, A. Stachel n, F. Mowat*, K. Saker n, N. Olby n

author keywords: Canine; Cognitive dysfunction; Alzheimer's disease; Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; Degenerative myelopathy
TL;DR: This work identified plasma NfL as a key clinical index of neuro-aging and neurodegeneration in pet dogs using an ultrasensitive single-molecule array assay to measure plasma concentrations and found it increases in an age-dependent manner and is significantly elevated in dogs diagnosed with Neurodegenerative disease. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: July 13, 2020

2019 journal article

Echocardiographic phenotype of canine dilated cardiomyopathy differs based on diet type


By: D. Adin n, T. DeFrancesco n, B. Keene n, S. Tou n, K. Meurs n, C. Atkins n, B. Aona n, K. Kurtz n ...

author keywords: Nutritional; Heart failure; Dog; Taurine
MeSH headings : Animals; Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / diagnostic imaging; Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / pathology; Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / veterinary; Diet / adverse effects; Diet / veterinary; Dog Diseases / diagnostic imaging; Dog Diseases / pathology; Dogs; Echocardiography / veterinary; Edible Grain / adverse effects; Female; Male; Phenotype
TL;DR: Dietary-associated DCM occurs with some GF diets and can improve with nutritional management, including diet change, and the role of taurine supplementation, even without deficiency, is uncertain. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: April 2, 2019

2019 journal article

Quantified water intake in laboratory cats from still, free-falling and circulating water bowls, and its effects on selected urinary parameters


By: M. Robbins*, M. Cline*, J. Bartges*, E. Felty*, K. Saker n, R. Bastian*, A. Witzel*

author keywords: Water intake; FLUTD; feline lower urinary tract disease; RSS; relative super saturation; urine specific gravity; urolith
MeSH headings : Animals; Animals, Laboratory; Calcium Oxalate / urine; Cats; Drinking / physiology; Drinking Water / analysis; Laboratory Animal Science / instrumentation; Struvite / urine; Urinalysis / veterinary
TL;DR: Overall, water bowl type had no appreciable effect on water intake and alternative methods to increase water intake should be implemented beyond providing unique water bowls in patients where augmented water intake would be beneficial for disease management. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
6. Clean Water and Sanitation (OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 12, 2019

2019 journal article


Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 28(C), 105–110.

By: L. Adamovicz n, J. Applegate n, J. Harris n & K. Saker n

author keywords: Feeding tube; ferret; gastrostomy; jejunostomy; Mustela putorius furo
TL;DR: Feeding tubes and supplemental nutrition plans should be considered for management of ferrets with compatible disease processes after successful management of idiopathic gastric distention using gastric and jejunal feeding tubes in a ferret. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Crossref, Web Of Science
Added: March 11, 2019

2018 journal article

Consumer Attitude Toward the Environmental Sustainability of Grain-Free Pet Foods


By: D. Conway n & K. Saker n

author keywords: environment; sustainability; canine nutrition; grain-free; owner perception
TL;DR: A need for public education regarding pet food choices that can have environmental consequences is identified, as participants considered environmental sustainability important but were less likely to consider changing their pet's diet. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: December 17, 2018

2018 journal article

Risk of nutritional deficiencies for dogs on a weight loss plan


By: L. Gaylord n, R. Remillard* & K. Saker n

MeSH headings : Animal Feed; Animals; Caloric Restriction / veterinary; Diet, Reducing / veterinary; Dog Diseases / etiology; Dogs; Malnutrition / etiology; Malnutrition / veterinary; Risk Assessment; Surveys and Questionnaires; Weight Loss
TL;DR: Caution is warranted when making weight loss recommendations using commercial diets until further research on the nutrient needs of obese dogs undergoing weight loss is undertaken, as restriction of commercial diets to achieve weight loss in dogs may result in nutrient deficiencies. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: November 26, 2018

2017 journal article

Retrospective evaluation of the impact of early enteral nutrition on clinical outcomes in dogs with pancreatitis: 34 cases (2010-2013)


By: J. Harris n, N. Parnell*, E. Griffith n & K. Saker n

author keywords: canine; gastrointestinal intolerance; nutritional support
MeSH headings : Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena; Animals; Dog Diseases / therapy; Dogs; Enteral Nutrition / veterinary; Hospitalization; Humans; Nutritional Requirements; Nutritional Status; Pancreatitis / therapy; Pancreatitis / veterinary; Retrospective Studies; Treatment Outcome
TL;DR: It is suggested that feeding within 48 hours of hospitalization for canine pancreatitis has a positive impact on return to voluntary intake and decreases the frequency of GI in these patients, independent of CSIS. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Validation of ultrasonographic muscle thickness measurements as compared to the gold standard of computed tomography in dogs

PeerJ, 5.

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Use of an Esophagostomy Tube for Management of Traumatic Subtotal Glossectomy in an African Pygmy Hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris)

Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 25(3), 231–236.

By: L. Adamovicz n, L. Bullen n, K. Saker n & V. Grunkemeyer n

author keywords: African pygmy hedgehog; Atelerix albiventris; esophagostomy tube; glossectomy; nutrition
TL;DR: Placement, maintenance, and successful use of this esophagostomy tube to manage severe oral trauma in a novel exotic pet species is described. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Crossref
Added: February 24, 2020

2013 journal article

The Effect of an Oral Probiotic Containing Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, and Bacillus Species on the Vaginal Microbiota of Spayed Female Dogs


By: R. Hutchins n, C. Bailey n, M. Jacob n, T. Harris n, M. Wood n, K. Saker n, S. Vaden n

author keywords: Lactic acid-producing bacteria; Recurrent urinary tract infection
MeSH headings : Animals; Bacillus / genetics; Bacillus / isolation & purification; Bifidobacterium / genetics; Bifidobacterium / isolation & purification; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dog Diseases / prevention & control; Dogs; Female; Lactobacillus / genetics; Lactobacillus / isolation & purification; Microbiota / genetics; Probiotics / pharmacology; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Urinary Tract Infections / microbiology; Urinary Tract Infections / prevention & control; Urinary Tract Infections / veterinary; Vagina / microbiology
TL;DR: Administration of this oral probiotic supplement for a 2- or 4-week period did not increase the prevalence of vaginal LAB in dogs and Enterococcus canintestini was the most common LAB isolated from all dogs in this study, although it was not included in the probiotics supplement. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Relationship between gastrointestinal transit time and anesthetic fasting protocols in the captive chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes


By: A. Ardente n, S. Chinnadurai n, R. De Voe n, E. Stringer n, T. Webb*, J. Ireland*, K. Saker n

author keywords: anesthesia; food deprivation; non-human primates; pre-anesthetic; pre-operative; starvation
MeSH headings : Anesthesia / veterinary; Animals; Barium / administration & dosage; Barium / pharmacokinetics; Coloring Agents / administration & dosage; Coloring Agents / pharmacokinetics; Fasting; Female; Gastric Emptying; Gastrointestinal Tract / diagnostic imaging; Gastrointestinal Tract / physiology; Gastrointestinal Transit; Male; Pan troglodytes / physiology; Polyethylene / administration & dosage; Polyethylene / pharmacokinetics; Radiography; Time Factors; Veterinary Medicine / methods
TL;DR: This study is an initial attempt to identify a safe pre‐anesthetic fasting procedure by identifying gastric emptying time (GET) and gastrointestinal transit time (GTT) of captive chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Diffuse osteopenia and myelopathy in a puppy fed a diet composed of an organic premix and raw ground beef


By: M. Taylor, D. Geiger, K. Saker* & M. Larson

MeSH headings : Animal Feed / adverse effects; Animal Feed / standards; Animals; Bone Diseases, Metabolic / diagnosis; Bone Diseases, Metabolic / etiology; Bone Diseases, Metabolic / therapy; Bone Diseases, Metabolic / veterinary; Cattle; Diet / adverse effects; Diet / standards; Diet / veterinary; Dog Diseases / diagnosis; Dog Diseases / etiology; Dog Diseases / therapy; Dogs; Female; Hyperparathyroidism, Secondary / diagnosis; Hyperparathyroidism, Secondary / etiology; Hyperparathyroidism, Secondary / therapy; Hyperparathyroidism, Secondary / veterinary; Meat / adverse effects; Rickets / diagnosis; Rickets / etiology; Rickets / therapy; Rickets / veterinary; Spinal Cord Diseases / diagnosis; Spinal Cord Diseases / etiology; Spinal Cord Diseases / therapy; Spinal Cord Diseases / veterinary; Vitamin D Deficiency / complications; Vitamin D Deficiency / diagnosis; Vitamin D Deficiency / veterinary
TL;DR: In the dog of this report, vitamin D-dependent rickets type I and suspected nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism developed following intake of a nutritionally incomplete and unbalanced diet. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 personal communication

Manufacturer defends organic premix diet response

By: M. Taylor, D. Geiger, M. Larson & K. Saker

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2007 journal article

Effect of seaweed extract supplementation in goats exposed to simulated preslaughter stress

Small Ruminant Research, 73(1-3), 221–227.

By: G. Kannan*, K. Saker*, T. Terrill*, B. Kouakou*, S. Galipalli* & S. Gelaye*

author keywords: goats; stress; anti-oxidant activity; brown seaweed extract
TL;DR: A feed supplement containing brown seaweed extract may increase anti-oxidant activity in other domestic animals, but its effect on goats has not been studied. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Source: Crossref
Added: August 28, 2020

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