Information and resources about BARF feeding

There is a demand for vets knowledgeable in BARF feeding. For Vets page is a resource page for veterinarians providing research papers and other materials about BARF and raw feeding topics.

 

Research papers and articles:

The WALTHAM International Nutritional Sciences Symposium 2013:

  • INFLUENCE OF NUTRITION AT YOUNG AGE ON CANINE HIP DYSPLASIA IN GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS: A CASE-CONTROL STUDY FROM FINLAND

  • ASSOCIATION BETWEEN RAW EGGS IN PUPPY NUTRITION AND OWNER REPORTED CHRONIC INTESTINAL SYMPTOMS

  • DIETS OR FOOD ITEMS FED TO DOGS AT YOUNG AGE AND THEIR ASSOCIATION WITH CANINE ATOPY/ALLERGY TYPE OF DERMATOLOGICAL DISEASE: EVIDENCE FROM A CASE CONTROL STUDY IN FINLAND

Read about the three studies here (.pdf)

Anna Hielm-Björkman: "Exploratory study: 632 shared experiences from dog owners changing their dogs’ food to a raw food (BARF) diet"

Read here(.ppt)

HELEN M. BERSCHNEIDER, DVM: ALTERNATIVE DIETS. CLINICAL TECHNIQUES IN SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE. (IN ENGLISH)

This article explores some of the reasoning behind the development of both conventional commercial pet foods and the alternative foods and diets. It questions some of the conventional dogma as well as some of the trendy assumptions in the current marketplace. 

Read here (.ppt)

Long-term renal responses to high dietary protein in dogs with 75 % nephrectomy

It has been proposed that ingestion of large amounts of dietary protein leads to sustained renal hyperperfusion and progressive glomerulosclerosis in rats. This hypothesis was tested in dogs, with 75 % reduction in renal mass, maintained for 4 years on either 56, 27, or 19 % dietary protein. Read: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3702209

An un-commissioned randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind study to test the effect of deep sea fish oil as a pain reliever for dogs suffering from canine OA

An un-commissioned randomized, double-blinded, placebo controlled clinical study was planned using a deep sea fish oil product for pets. Seventy-seven client-owned dogs with osteoarthritis were randomly assigned to supplement the food with either the fish oil product or corn (=placebo) oil. Read: https://tuhat.halvi.helsinki.fi/portal/fi/publications/an-uncommissioned-r(0503fdd0-adfa-4750-9258-d48f3aa06dee).html

Antiemetics and gastroprotective drugs in dogs: fact and fiction

Read more: https://tuhat.halvi.helsinki.fi/portal/fi/publications/antiemetics-and-gas(066ab409-70dd-4408-9c5a-72ae9111b354).html

Other articles:

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,656722,00.html (requires a subscription)