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    chris10

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    Taurine

    Post  chris10 on Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:20 am

    A long shot. But does anyone have info about taurine levels in chicken meat(light and dark) and chicken hearts? Or any other meat? I have emailed many government agencies and universities but none want to talk. Email is probably not the best way to contact them. This site is a great site for looking up nutrient levels of a lot of foods, http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/ , but the usda doesn't list any taurine levels for any foods.
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    Kelly
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    Re: Taurine

    Post  Kelly on Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:33 am

    That site is wonderful! Too bad they don't list the taurine levels. Sad

    I wish I could be of more help, but I sadly don't have that info. Can't wait until we find some members who do.


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    Heather

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    Re: Taurine

    Post  Heather on Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:00 pm

    The best I can tell you is that taurine is a derivative of cystine, a sulfur containing amino acid. You may be able to get a good idea by relating the two and estimating taurine levels to be slightly lower than what the cystine levels show on the USDA National Nutrient Database. However, I do not worry about taurine as long as I am not cooking or grinding food. There is plenty in a proper raw diet to meet the cat's need. Taurine is in ALL meats, but is higher in dark leg meats, heart and tongue.

    I also have this link: http://www.serve.com/BatonRouge/taurine_chmr.htm


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    Re: Taurine

    Post  chris10 on Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:46 pm

    Thanks for the info and link. Have been on that site but somehow missed the taurine info. I am not worried that my cats are not getting enough. I know for a fact that they get 4 times the minimum recommended AAFCO amount. But not knowing this part of the equation has bugged me. So I though I would ask to see if anyone else has had better luck in finding out that info.

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