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IJESD 2017 Vol.8(2): 107-110 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2017.8.2.930

Biogenic and Risk Elements in Reproductive Organs of Female Cats and Dogs

Peter Massanyi, Nikola Knizatova, Martin Massanyi, Lubomir Pavlik, and Robert Stawarz
Abstract—Study is focused on the concentration of selected elements that affect the living organism as well as individual organs. Samples of uterus and ovaries of dogs and cats were analyzed using absorption spectrometry. The average, minimum and maximum concentrations in the samples were detected and subsequently the correlations between elements were calculated. The average concentration of sodium, potassium, iron and zinc were higher in cats. Higher concentration of calcium and copper were found in the bitch samples. The cadmium concentration in cats was slightly higher compared to bitch. Lead concentrations in the samples of studied cats were 0.28±0.16 mg/kg and in female dogs were 0.24±0.14 mg/kg, mercury concentration reached the 0.01±0.01 mg/kg for cats and 0.00±0.00 mg/kg for dogs. In cats, a strong negative correlation between sodium and calcium, and a strong positive correlation between the potassium and the calcium and copper and zinc were found. Correlation analysis in female dogs showed strong correlation between sodium and potassium, sodium and copper, potassium and zinc, potassium and cadmium, potassium and lead, iron and mercury, calcium and copper, calcium and mercury, copper and zinc, copper and cadmium as well as the lead and copper and a strong positive correlation between sodium and zinc, sodium and cadmium, sodium and lead, iron and calcium, zinc and cadmium, zinc and lead, and the lead and cadmium. Pets can serve as indicators of environmental metal pollution monitored since as they inhabit the same space as men and are exposed to the same contaminants. Correlations observed for analyzed elements indicate interrelationships of monitored elements in the animal reproductive organs.

Index Terms—Sodium, potassium, iron, calcium, copper, zinc, cadmium, lead, mercury, reproductive organs, cat, dog.

P. Massanyi, N. Knizatova, and M. Massanyi are with the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Department of Animal Physiology, Slovak Republic (e-mail: massanyip@gmail.com).
L. Pavlik is with Private Veterinary Service in Nitra, Slovak Republic and Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Department of Animal Physiology, Slovak Republic.
R. Stawarz and P. Massanyi are with Pedagogical University of Krakow, Institute of Biology, Poland.

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Cite: Peter Massanyi, Nikola Knizatova, Martin Massanyi, Lubomir Pavlik, and Robert Stawarz, "Biogenic and Risk Elements in Reproductive Organs of Female Cats and Dogs," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 107-110, 2017.

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