Department of Molecular Biosciences

Reference Data for Dogs

Reference Intervals for Postprandial Plasma Amino Acids in Healthy Adult Dogs of Varying Size Fed Commercially Prepared Food (n=131)

Amino Acid Names Median-2 std Median Median+2 std
L-Alanine 164 380 595
L-Arginine 43 100 157
L-Aspargine 16 40 65
L-Aspartate 3 7 10
Carnosine
L-Citrulline N/A 37 79
Cysteine 17 46 74
Cystathionine 3 +1
Ethanolamine
L-Glutamate N/A 21 49
L-Glutimine 282 494 707
Glycine 60 250 440
L-Histidine 31 69 107
Homocystein 2 20 37
Hproxy-L-proline N/A 58 151
L-Isoleucine 19 49 80
L-Leucine 43 116 188
L-Lysine 11 124 237
L-Methionine 19 55 90
1 - Methyl-L-histidine
3 - Methyl-L-histidine 6 +1
L-Ornithine N/A 32 67
L-Pheylalanine 23 44 66
L-Proline 49 234 418
L-Serine 48 105 163
L-Threoine 55 169 284
Tryptophan 18 57 97
L-Tyrosine 12 36 61
L-Valine 63 156 249
Taurine 144 78 125
L-a- Amino - n Butryic Acid 6+2
Whole blood taurine 266+5.1