Vicente، I. S. T. نويسنده Department of Veterinary Nutrition, School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, S?o Paulo State University – UNESP. Botucatu, SP, Brazil. , , Elias، Merrill F. نويسنده , , Fonseca-Alves، C. E. نويسنده Department of Veterinary Clinic, School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, S?o Paulo State University – UNESP. Botucatu, SP, Brazil. ,
Zinc is an essential mineral of the diet and deficiency can occur because of dietary insufficiency or genetic abnormalities. Zinc deficiency is characterized by alterations in the immune system and in growth and development, as well as lesions in the gastrointestinal system and skin. A male mixed breed dog, 8 years of age, was presented at the veterinary hospital with clinical signs compatible with zinc deficiency. The animal received supplementation with zinc with methionine, and complete resolution was achieved. This paper reports a case of zinc deficiency in a mixed breed dog.