Nutritional Toxicologic Pathology

Matthew A. Wallig, Kevin P. Keenan

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Diet is not only vital for the health and well-being of an animal; it is also a potential source of harmful chemicals, both natural and manmade. Further complicating this is the fact that most nutrients themselves are potentially toxic when consumed in excess. Deficiencies of some of these same nutrients may also result in effects that resemble toxicosis or which enhance the toxic potential of other nutrients or chemicals in the diet. This chapter is an overview that explores the toxicological and pathological effects of both excess and deficient nutrients, including macronutrients, micronutrients, and trace (but essential) elements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHaschek and Rousseaux's Handbook of Toxicologic Pathology
EditorsWanda M Haschek, Colin G Rousseaux, Matthew A Wallig
PublisherAcademic Press
Number of pages45
ISBN (Electronic)9780124157590
ISBN (Print)9780124157651
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


  • amino acids
  • B vitamins
  • biotin
  • calcium
  • caloric excess
  • caloric restriction
  • carbohydrates
  • chloride
  • choline
  • chromium
  • cobalt
  • contaminants
  • copper
  • diet
  • energy balance
  • fiber
  • folic acid/folate
  • iodine
  • iron
  • lipids
  • macronutrients
  • magnesium sodium
  • manganese
  • metabolism
  • micronutrients
  • minerals
  • molybdenum
  • niacin
  • obesity
  • phosphorus
  • potassium
  • proteins
  • pyridoxal
  • riboflavin
  • selenium
  • thiamine
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • vitamins
  • zinc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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