The Veterinarian’s Guide to Antioxidants for Dogs

CE Credits:

  • The course, The Veterinarian’s Guide to Antioxidants for Dogs is accredited by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) for inclusion in their Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) programs (RACE Program Number # 20-828196).
  • Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians will receive credit for 1.00 hours of CE upon successful completion of this course.

Course Outline:

The first 15% of the course will discuss the formation of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) (i.e. Superoxide Anion, Hydrogen Peroxide), sources of oxidants (i.e. heavy metals, UV), the molecular impact of ROS (i.e. protein misfolding, DNA damage, lipid peroxidation), enzymatic scavengers of ROS and an overview of the clinical impact of oxidative stress with two detailed examples that cover cancer and type 2 diabetes.

The remaining 85% of the course will discuss examples of veterinary clinical trials involving antioxidants. Some of the antioxidants that will be discussed will include (1) Anthocyanins (2) Astaxanthin (3) Lutein (4) Zeaxanthin (5) Melatonin (6) Resveratrol (7) Vitamin E (8) Alpa-Lipoic Acid and (9) Beta-Carotene.

 The specific clinical studies discussed will relate to the application of antioxidants on (1) canine innate immunity (polymorphonuclear leucocyte phagocytosis) (2) reactive oxygen metabolites (3) DNA damage (4) canine cognition (5) obesity-related oxidative stress (6) mitochondrial dysfunction (7) tooth removal oxidative stress (8) canine vision (retinal function and refractive error) and (9) muscle atrophy following TPLO surgery.


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Neerav D. Padliya, Ph.D.

Dr. Padliya has served as Vice President, R&D at MYOS Corporation since 2013 during which time he has managed human and veterinary clinical programs in addition to preclinical studies with leading universities and CROs to study the impact of nutrition products on sarcopenia, muscle disuse atrophy and cancer cachexia in humans and animals.

He provides scientific oversight to MYOS' Animal Health Business, working closely with leading Veterinarians and Veterinary Researchers across the United States to leverage the extensive research behind the advanced nutrition product, Fortetropin®.

The AAVSB RACE-Approved Veterinary Continuing Education (CE) Courses that Dr. Padliya has developed and taught have been completed by Veterinarians that hail from 20 nations including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Finland, Israel, South Korea, Australia and Brazil and that represent leading Colleges of Veterinary Medicine in addition to some of the world’s largest Pet Food and Animal Health Companies.

Since Dr. Padliya launched MYOS’ CE Program in June 2020, >600 RACE Certificates of Completion have been issued.