28 de maio de 2012

Naturally-occurring and experimental thiamin deficiency
THIAMIN DEFICIENCY produces characteristic clinical and pathological manifestations in the cat. Known as Chastek paralysis in the fox, thiamin deficiency also occurs naturally in mink, horse, and possibly, the ruminant. In the cat, fox, and mink, the deficiency is apparently a result of inadequate levels in the food, while in the horse, ingestion of certain plants containing a thiaminase apparently causes the disease. The cause in ruminants is uncertain.