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Research conducted by the Pet Nutrition team at the Ontario Veterinary College focuses on how advances in nutrition can optimize the life of pets, utilizing the voluntary recruitment of client-owned hospital patients, on-campus research facilities and our specialized team.

Special areas of interest include canine and feline metabolism, microbiome and metabolomics, obesity and body composition, nutrient bioavailability in disease process, client communication and special interests, as well as growing ingredient and feeding trends. Some of the research technology utilized by our highly-skilled team includes Duel-energy X-Ray absorptiometry (DEXA) and indirect calorimetry.

The effects of camelina oil on skin and coat quality and overall health in adult dogs

TRrecruitment The Shoveller laboratory in the department of Animal Biosciences will be conducting a study to investigate the effects of Camelina oil, canola oil or flax oil on skin and coat quality and overall health in adult dogs. They are currently recruiting healthy, adult dogs between the ages of 3-15 years old.

Examining the nutritional adequacy of plant-based diets

recruitment poster We want to feed your dogs! We are currently recruiting healthy, neutered adult dogs to assist in the study of the nutritional adequacy of meat-based and plant-based diets. This study will compare a plant-based and a conventional meat-based kibble through laboratory sampling.

Dogs enrolled in this study will be provided with kibble for over 4 months, in addition to complementary physical exams, bloodwork and imaging. For more information, please visit: https://bulletin.ovc.uoguelph.ca/post/185343119565/we-want-to-feed-your-dogs-study-will-compare

2022

Godfrey, H., Rankovic, A., Grant, C. E., Abood, S. K., Shoveller, A. K., Bakovic, M., Verbrugghe, A. (2022). Circulating Di-MS and NMR metabolomic profiles of post- gonadectomy kittens with or without additional dietary choline supplementation. British Journal of Nutrition. 1-57. Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114522003385

Rummell, L. M., Steele, M. A., Templeman, J. R., Yohe, T. T., Akhtar, N., Lambie, J. G., Singh, P., Asquith, T., Verbrugghe, A., Pearson, W., Shoveller, AK. (2022). A proof principle study investigating the effects of supplemental concentrated brewer’s yeast on markers of gut permeability, inflammation, and fecal metabolites in healthy non-challenged adult sled dogs. Journal of Animal Science, 100,(11). Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skac281

Collier, A. J., Gomez, D. E., Monteith, G., Plattner, B. L., Verbrugghe, A., Webb, J., Weese, J. S., Blois, S. L. (2022). Investigating fecal microbial transplant as a novel therapy in dogs with inflammatory bowel disease: a preliminary study. PlosOne, 17, (10), e0276295. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0272299

Banton, S., von Massow, M., Pezzali, J. G., Verbrugghe, A., Shoveller, A. K. (2022). Jog with your dog: Dog owner exercise routines predict dog exercise routines and perception of ideal body weight. PlosONE, 17, (8), e0272299. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0272299

Dodd, S. A. S., Cave, N. J., Adolphe, J. L., Shoveller, A. K., Verbrugghe, A. (2022). Correction: Plant-based (vegan) diets for pets: A survey of pet owner attitudes and feeding practices. PLosONE, 17. (5), e0268982. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0268982

Dodd, S., Khosa, D., Dewey, C., Verbrugghe, A. (2022). Owner perception of health of North American dogs fed meat- or plant-based diets. Research in Veterinary Science, 149, 36-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rvsc.2022.06.002

Hadar, B., Lambrecht, K., Poljak, Z., Coe, J.., Stone, E., Verbrugghe, A., Bernardo, T. (2022). A Technology-Enhanced Weight Loss Program in Multiple-Cat Households: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 24, (8),726-738. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098612X211044412

Templeman, J. R., Hogan, K., Blanchard, A., Marinangeli, C., Camara, A., Verbrugghe, A., Shoveller, A. K. (2022). Effect of raw and encapsulated policosanol on lipid profiles, blood biochemistry, activity, energy expenditure, and macronutrient metabolism of adult cats. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 24 (2), 177-184. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098612X211013738

Rankovic, A., Godfrey, H., Grant, C. E., Shoveller, A. K., Bakovic, M., Kirby, G., Verbrugghe, A.. (2022). Dose-response relationship between dietary choline and serum lipid profile, energy expenditure and respiratory quotient in overweight adult cats fed at maintenance energy requirements. Journal of Animal Science, 100(7). https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skac202

Frayne, J., Edwards, M., Templeman, J. R., Croney, C. C., MacDonald-Murray, S., Flickinger, E., Verbrugghe, A., & Shoveller, A. K. (2022). The Behavioural Impact on Cats during a Transition from a Clay-Based Litter to a Plant-Based Litter. Animals, 12(8), 946. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani12080946

Godfrey, H., Rankovic, A., Grant, C. E., Shoveller, A.K., Bakovic, M., Abood, S.K., & Verbrugghe, A.. (2022). Dietary choline in gonadectomized kittens improved food intake and body composition but not satiety, serum lipids, or energy expenditure. PloS One, 17,(3). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0264321

Hogan, K., Genova, N., Templeman, J.R., Verbrugghe, A., Shoveller, A. K. (2022). Introduction of adult cats to indirect calorimetry respiration chambers causes increased energy expenditure and respiratory quotient that decrease following acclimation. American Journal of Veerinary Research, 83(3). https://doi.org/10.2460/ajvr.20.10.0185

Templeman, J. R., Hogan, K., Blanchard, A., Marinangeli, C. PF., Camara, A., Verbrugghe, A., & Shoveller, A. K. (2022) Effect of raw and encapsulated policosanol on lipid profiles, blood biochemistry, activity, energy expenditure and macronutrient metabolism of adult cats. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 24(2), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098612X211013738

2021

Hadar, B. N., Lambrecht, K. J., Poljak, Z., Coe, J.B., Stone, E. A., Verbrugghe, A., & Bernardo, T.M. (2021). A technology-enhanced weight-loss program in multiple-cat households: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 24, (8), 726-738. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098612X211044412

Richards, T. L., Rankovic, A., Cant, J. P., Shoveller, A. K., Adolphe, Ramdath, D., & Verbrugghe, A. (2021) Effect of total starch and resistant starch in commercial extruded dog foods on gastric emptying in siberian huskies. Animals, 11 (10), 2928. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11102928

Banton, S., Pezzali J. G., Verbrugghe, A., Bakovic, M., Wood, K. M., & Shoveller A. K. (2021). Addition of dietary methionine but not dietary taurine or methyl donors/receivers to a grain-free diet increases postprandial homocysteine concentrations in adult dogs. Journal of Animal Science, 99(9), skab223. https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skab223

Dodd, S. A. S., Shoveller, A. K., Fascetti, A. J., Yu, Z. Z., Ma, D. W. L., & Verbrugghe, A.(2021). A comparison of key essential nutrients in commercial plant-based pet foods sold in Canada to American and European canine and feline dietary recommendations. Animals, 11(8), 2348.https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11082348

Verbrugghe, A., Rankovic, A., Armstrong, S., Santarossa, A., Kirby, G. M., & Bakovic, M. (2021). Serum lipid, amino acid and acylcarnitine profiles of obese cats supplemented with dietary choline and fed to maintenance energy requirements. Animals, 11(8), 2196. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11082196

Grant, C. E.,Dodd, S., Abood, S. K., & Verbrugghe, A. (2021). Commercial diet recommendations and follow-up for a large breed puppy with an intrahepatic portosystemic shunt. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 62(6), 598-604. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8118183/

Dodd, S. A. S., Grant, C., Abood, S. K., Verbrugghe, A. (2021). Case Report: Application and Limitations of a Plant-Based Diet Formulated for a Cat With Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 8, 284. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2021.658265

DiSabatino, B. , Parr, J. M. , Kritikos, G. , Monteith, G., Verbrugghe, A., & Shoveller, A. K. (2021). In extruded feline diets, thiamine degraded at a similar rate when stored at -20°C, compared to room temperature. The Canadian Veterinary Journal, 62(4), 374-378. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7953928/

Sutherland, K. A., Cargo-Froom, C., Verbrugghe, A., Shoveller, A. K. (2021). Equations used to develop commercial dog food feeding guidelines and Canadian owner feeding practices in 2018. The Canadian Veterinary Journal, 62(4), 357-366. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7953934/

Dodd, S. A. S., Dewey, C., Khosa, D., Verbrugghe, A. (2021). A cross-sectional study of owner-reported health in Canadian and American cats fed meat- and plant-based diets. BMC Veterinary Research, 17(53). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12917-021-02754-8

Weidner, N., Mutsaers, T., Woods, J. P., Wood, G., Bayle, J., Verbrugghe, A. (2021). Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D and the inflammatory response in canine cancer. Veterinary and Comparative Oncology, 19(2), 232-241. https://doi.org/10.1111/vco.12667

2020

Kamleh, M.K., Khosa, D.K., Verbrugghe, A., Dewey, C.E., Stone, E.A. (2020). A cross-sectional study of pet owners’ attitudes and intentions towards nutrition guidance received from veterinarians. The Veterinary Record, 187 (12), 123. https://doi:10.1136/vr.105604

Grant, C. E., Shoveller, A. K., Blois, S., Bakovic, M., Monteith, G., & Verbrugghe, A. (2020). Dietary intake of amino acids and vitamins compared to NRC requirements in obese cats undergoing energy restriction for weight loss. BMC Veterinary Research, 16, 426. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12917-020-02649-0

Camara, A., Verbrugghe, A., Cargo-Froom, C., Hogan, K., DeVries, T. J., Sanchez, A., Robinson, L. E., & Shoveller, A. K. (2020). The daytime feeding frequency affects appetite-regulating hormones, amino acids, physical activity, and respiratory quotient, but not energy expenditure, in adult cats fed regimens for 21 days. PloS One, 15(9). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0238522

Rankovic, A., Adolphe, J. L., Ramdath, D. D., Shoveller, A. K., & Verbrugghe, A. (2020). Glycemic response in nonracing sled dogs fed single starch ingredients and commercial extruded dog foods with different carbohydrate sources. Journal of Animal Science, 98(8), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skaa241

Lyu, Y., Su, C., Verbrugghe, A., Van de Wiele, T., Martos Martinez-Caja, A., & Hesta, M. (2020). Past, present, and future of gastrointestinal microbiota research in cats. Frontiers in Microbiology, 11, 1161. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.01661

Dodd, S. A., Cave, N. J., Abood, S. K., Shoveller, A. K., Adolphe, J. L., & Verbrugghe, A. (2020). An observational study of pet feeding practices and how these have changed between 2008 to 2018. Veterinary Record, 186(19), 643. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/vr.105828

Kamleh, M. K., Khosa, D. K., Dewey, C. E., Verbrugghe, A., & Stone, E. A. (2020). Ontario Veterinary College first-year students’ perceptions of companion animal nutrition and their own nutrition: Implications for a veterinary nutrition curriculum. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 48(1), 71-83. https://doi.org/10.3138/jvme.0918-113r1

Santarossa, A., Gibson, T. W., Kerr, C., Monteith, G. J., Durzi, T., Gowland, S., & Verbrugghe, A. (2020). Body composition of medium to giant breed dogs with or without cranial cruciate ligament disease. Veterinary Surgery, 49(6), 1144-1153. https://doi.org/10.1111/vsu.13434

Tal, M., Weese, J. S., Gomez, D. E., Hesta, M., Steiner, J. M., & Verbrugghe, A. (2020). Bacterial fecal microbiota is only minimally affected by a standardized weight loss plan in obese cats. BMC Veterinary Research, 16, 112. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12917-020-02318-2

Bianco, A. V., Abood, S., Mutsaers, A., Woods, J. P., Coe, J. B., & Verbrugghe, A. (2020). Unconventional diets and nutritional supplements are more common in dogs with cancer compared to healthy dogs: An online global survey of 345 dog owners. Veterinary and Comparative Oncology, 18, (4), 706-717. https://doi.org/10.1111/vco.12599

Coe, J. B., O’Connor, R. E., MacMartin, C., Verbrugghe, A., & Janke, K. A. (2020). Effects of three diet history questions on the amount of information gained from a sample of pet owners in Ontario, Canada. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 256(4), 469-478. https://doi.org/10.2460/javma.256.4.469

Kamleh, M. K., Khosa, D. K., Dewey, C. E., Verbrugghe, A., & Stone, E. A. (2020). The perceived importance, emphasis, and confidence in veterinary nutrition education of first-year Canadian and US veterinary students. Medical Science Educator, 30, 323-330. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-019-00908-w

2019

Coe, J. B., Rankovic, A., Edwards, T. R., & Parr, J. M. (2019). Dog owner’s accuracy measuring different volumes of dry dog food using three different measuring devices. The Veterinary Record, 185(19), 599. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/vr.105319

Rankovic, A., Adolphe, J. L., & Verbrugghe, A. (2019). Letters to the Editor: The Authors Respond: Questions benefits of high carbohydrate content in canine diets. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 255(10), 1110-1112. https://doi.org/10.2460/javma.255.10.1110

Rankovic, A., Adolphe, J. L., & Verbrugghe, A. (2019). Role of carbohydrates in the health of dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 255(5), 546-554. https://doi.org/10.2460/javma.255.5.546

Kelly, D. M., Adolphe, J. L., Vernouillet, A., McCausland, J. A., Rankovic, A., & Verbrugghe, A. (2019). Motoric self-regulation by sled dogs and pet dogs and the acute effect of carbohydrate source in sled dogs. Animal Cognition, 22(6), 931-946. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10071-019-01285-y

Dodd, S., Barry, M., Grant, C., & Verbrugghe, A. (2019). Abnormal bone mineralization in a puppy fed an imbalanced raw meat homemade diet diagnosed and monitored using dual‐energy X‐ray absorptiometry. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, 105(S2), 29-36. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpn.13118

Tiffany, S., Parr, J. M., Templeman, J., Shoveller, A. K., Manjos, R., Yu, A., & Verbrugghe, A. (2019). Assessment of dog owners’ knowledge relating to the diagnosis and treatment of canine food allergies. The Canadian Veterinary Journal, 60(3), 268-274. https://europepmc.org/article/PMC/6380261

Dodd, S. A., Cave, N. J., Adolphe, J. L., Shoveller, A. K., & Verbrugghe, A. (2019). Plant-based (vegan) diets for pets: A survey of pet owner attitudes and feeding practices. PloS One, 14(1). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0210806

2018

Santarossa, A., Parr, J. M., & Verbrugghe, A. (2018). Assessment of canine and feline body composition by veterinary health care teams in Ontario, Canada. The Canadian Veterinary Journal, 59(12), 1280-1286. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6237266/

Dodd, S. A., Adolphe, J. L., & Verbrugghe, A. (2018). Plant-based diets for dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 253(11), 1425-1432. https://doi.org/10.2460/javma.253.11.1425

Kritikos, G., Weidner, N., Atkinson, J. L., Bayle, J., Van Hoek, I., & Verbrugghe, A. (2018). Quantification of vitamin D3 in commercial dog foods and comparison with Association of American Feed Control Officials recommendations and manufacturer-reported concentrations. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 252(12), 1521-1526. https://doi.org/10.2460/javma.252.12.1521

Reid, M. M., Verbrugghe, A., & Shoveller, A. K. (2018). Concentrations of calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D in human foods are not different among 4 food databases. The Canadian Veterinary Journal, 59(2), 174-177. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5764202/

Tal, M., Parr, J. M., MacKenzie, S., & Verbrugghe, A. (2018). Dietary imbalances in a large breed puppy, leading to compression fractures, vitamin D deficiency, and suspected nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism. The Canadian Veterinary Journal, 59(1), 36-42. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5731398/

2017

Xu, J., Verbrugghe, A., Lourenço, M., Cools, A., Liu, D. J., Van de Wiele, T., Marzorati, M., Eeckhaut, V., Van Immerseel, F., Vanhaecke, L., Campos, M., & Hesta, M. (2017). The response of canine faecal microbiota to increased dietary protein is influenced by body condition. BMC Veterinary Research, 13(1), 374. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12917-017-1276-0

Kritikos, G., Parr, J. M., & Verbrugghe, A. (2017). The role of thiamine and effects of deficiency in dogs and cats. Veterinary Sciences, 4(4), 59. https://doi.org/10.3390/vetsci4040059

Verbrugghe, A., & Hesta, M. (2017). Cats and carbohydrates: The carnivore fantasy? Veterinary Sciences, 4(4), 55. https://doi.org/10.3390/vetsci4040055

Westgarth, S., Blois, S. L., Wood, R. D., Verbrugghe, A., & Ma, D. W. (2017). Effects of omega‐3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and aspirin, alone and combined, on canine platelet function. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 59(5), 272-280. https://doi.org/10.1111/jsap.12776

Weidner, N., Woods, J. P., Conlon, P., Meckling, K. A., Atkinson, J. L., Bayle, J., Makowski, A. J., Horst, R. L., & Verbrugghe, A. (2017). Influence of various factors on circulating 25(OH) vitamin D concentrations in dogs with cancer and healthy dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 31(6), 1796-1803. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvim.14834

Weidner, N., & Verbrugghe, A. (2017). Current knowledge of vitamin D in dogs. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 57(18), 3850-3859. https://doi.org/10.1080/10408398.2016.1171202

Santarossa, A., Parr, J. M., & Verbrugghe, A. (2017). The importance of assessing body composition of dogs and cats and methods available for use in clinical practice. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 251(5), 521-529. https://doi.org/10.2460/javma.251.5.521

Tal, M., Verbrugghe, A., Gomez, D. E., Chau, C., & Weese, J. S. (2017). The effect of storage at ambient temperature on the feline fecal microbiota. BMC Veterinary Research, 13(1), 256. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12917-017-1188-z

2016

Rajagopaul, S., Parr, J. M., Woods, J. P., Pearl, D. L., Coe, J. B., & Verbrugghe, A. (2016). Owners’ attitudes and practices regarding nutrition of dogs diagnosed with cancer presenting at a referral oncology service in Ontario, Canada. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 57(9), 484-490. https://doi.org/10.1111/jsap.12526

Xu, J., Verbrugghe, A., Lourenço, M., Janssens, G. P. J., Liu, D. J. X., Van de Wiele, T., Eeckhaut, V., Van Immerseel, F., Van de Maele, I., Niu, Y., Bosch, G., Junius, G., Wuyts, B., & Hesta, M. (2016). Does canine inflammatory bowel disease influence gut microbial profile and host metabolism? BMC Veterinary Research, 12, 114. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12917-016-0736-2

2015

Schenkel, L. C., Sivanesan, S., Zhang, J., Wuyts, B., Taylor, A., Verbrugghe, A., & Bakovic, M. (2015). Choline supplementation restores substrate balance and alleviates complications of Pcyt2 deficiency. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 26(11), 1221-1234. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnutbio.2015.05.014

2014

Verbrugghe, A., Janssens, G. P. J., Van de Velde, H., Cox, E., De Smet, S., Vlaeminck, B., & Hesta, M. (2014). Failure of a dietary model to affect markers of inflammation in domestic cats. BMC Veterinary Research, 10, 104. https://doi.org/10.1186/1746-6148-10-104

2013

Van de Velde, H., Janssens, G. P. J., de Rooster, H., Polis, I., Peters, I., Ducatelle, R., Nguyen, P., Buyse, J., Rochus, K., Xu, J., Verbrugghe, A., & Hesta, M. (2013). The cat as a model for human obesity: insights into depot-specific inflammation associated with feline obesity. British Journal of Nutrition, 110(7), 1326-1335. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114513000226

Verbrugghe, A., & Bakovic, M. (2013). Peculiarities of one-carbon metabolism in the strict carnivorous cat and the role in feline hepatic lipidosis. Nutrients, 5(7), 2811-2835. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu5072811

Rochus, K., Janssens, G. P., Van de Velde, H., Verbrugghe, A., Wuyts, B., Vanhaecke, L., & Hesta, M. (2013). Highly viscous guar gum shifts dietary amino acids from metabolic use to fermentation substrate in domestic cats. British Journal of Nutrition, 109(6), 1022-1030. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114512003029

2012

Hesta, M., Verbrugghe, A., Gulbrandsen, K. E., Christophe, A., Zentek, J., Hellweg, P., & Janssens, G. P. J. (2012). Biological effects of short-term salmon oil administration, using distinct sources in healthy dogs. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 52(12), 699-704. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-5827.2012.12000.x

Verbrugghe, A., Janssens, G. P. J., & Hesta, M. (2012). Palatability of different concentrations of a liquid nutritional supplement in healthy cats and dogs of different ages and breeds. Veterinarni Medicina, 57(6), 300-307. https://doi.org/10.17221/6017-VETMED

2011

Depauw, S., Hesta, M., Whitehouse-Tedd, K., Vanhaecke, L., Verbrugghe, A., & Janssens, G. P. J. (2011). Animal fibre: The forgotten nutrient in strict carnivores? First insights in the cheetah. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, 97(1), 146-154. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0396.2011.01252.x

Verbrugghe, A., Hesta, M., Daminet, S., Polis, I., Holst, J. J., Buyse, J., Wuyts, B., & Janssens, G. P. J. (2011). Propionate absorbed from the colon acts as gluconeogenic substrate in a strict carnivore, the domestic cat (Felis catus). Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, 96(6), 1054-1064. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0396.2011.01220.x

Verbrugghe, A., Hesta, M., Daminet, S., & Janssens, G. P. J. (2011). Nutritional modulation of insulin resistance in the true carnivorous cat: a review. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 52(2), 172-182. https://doi.org/10.1080/10408398.2010.499763

Verbrugghe, A., Paepe, D., Verhaert, L., Saunders, J., Fritz, J., Janssens, G. P. J., & Hesta, M. (2011). Metabolic bone disease and hyperparathyroidism in an adult dog fed an unbalanced homemade diet. Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift (Flemish Veterinary Journal), 80(1), 61-68. https://vdt.ugent.be/sites/default/files/art80108.pdf

2010

Verbrugghe, A., Hesta, M., Van Weyenberg, S., Papadopoulos, G. A., Gommeren, K., Daminet, S., Bosmans, T., Polis, I., Buyse, J., & Janssens, G. P. J. (2010). The glucose and insulin response to isoenergetic reduction of dietary energy sources in a true carnivore: the domestic cat (Felis catus). British Journal of Nutrition, 104(2), 214-221. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114510000358

Van den Bossche, I., Paepe, D., Saunders, J., Verbrugghe, A., Vandenabeele, S., Van Goethem, B., Daminet, S. (2010). Acute pancreatitis in two dogs. Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift, 79(3), 163-168. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/224456815_Acute_pancreatitis_in_two_dogs

Verbrugghe A, Janssens G. P., Meininger E., Daminet S., Piron K., Vanhaecke L., Wuyts B, Buyse J, & Hesta M. (2010). Intestinal fermentation modulates postprandial acylcarnitine profile and nitrogen metabolism in a true carnivore: the domestic cat (Felis catus). British Journal of Nutrition, 104(7), 972-979. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114510001558

2009

Verbrugghe, A., Hesta, M., Gommeren, K., Daminet, S., Wuyts, B., Buyse, J., Janssens, G. P. J. (2009). Oligofructose and inulin modulate glucose and amino acid metabolism through propionate production in normal weight and obese cats. British Journal of Nutrition, 102(5), 694-702. https://doi.org:10.1017/S0007114509288982

Bosch, G., Verbrugghe, A., Hesta, M., Holst, J. J., van der Poel, A. F., Janssens, G. P., Hendriks, W. H. (2009). The effects of dietary fibre type on satiety-related hormones and voluntary food intake in dogs. British Journal of Nutrition, 102(2), 318-325. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114508149194

2007

Verbrugghe, A., Hesta, M., Gulbrandson, K. E., Janssens, G. P. J. (2007). The effect of salmon oil freshness on the palatability of dog foods. Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift, 76(3), 201-207. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/224455356_The_effect_of_salmon_oil_freshness_on_the_palatability_of_dog_foods