Karolina Hołda

Karolina Hołda
Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW | SGGW · Department of Animal Breeding and Production

PhD

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Introduction
Graduated at the Faculty of Animal Sciences, gaining the PhD degree. As a PhD candidate conducted research of physical, chemical and sensory properties of dry pet food and the potential risks linked with their long-term presence in the dogs' diet. Provides nutritional advice to pet food industry and owners of dogs and cats. Performs analyses of pet food labels. An academic lecturer, speaker at conferences and the author of scientific papers and numerous articles in the industry magazines. Member of European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition. Member of the jury in the pet industry contest - Top for Dog.
Education
October 2013 - September 2017
Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW
Field of study
  • pet nutrition, pet food

Publications

Publications (10)
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Selected quality and oxidative stability parameters of the lipid fraction were analyzed in four complete dry dog foods with different main animal-derived ingredients. The measurements were taken at the time of bag opening and repeated after 7 months of continuous storage in normal room conditions. Fatty acid (FA) content and acid value (AV) were de...
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Sensory analysis of pet foods has been emerging as an important field of study for the pet food industry over the last few decades. Few studies have been conducted on understanding the pet owners’ perception of pet foods. The objective of this study is to gain a deeper understanding on the perception of the visual characteristics of dry dog foods b...
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Chicken is a common protein source in pet foods and is concurrently listed among food allergens. Commercial over-the-counter (OTC) diets with an alternative animal protein source are considered suitable for dietary elimination trials by pet owners. The potential presence of undeclared chicken-derived ingredients in these diets can compromise the ou...
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Comprehensive microbiological evaluation of dry foods for growing dogs marketed in Poland. Microbiological safety is one of the most important parts of qualitative assessment and monitoring of commercially available products intended for canine nutrition. Twenty commercial dry dog foods formulated for growing dogs were surveyed for the prevalence o...
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The aim of this study was to assess the microbial quality of extruded food for puppies, available on polish market. Twenty samples of commercial dry dog food for growing dogs, from different manufacturers was tested for the prevalence of bacterial contamination. Among microbiologically assayed strains were total plate counts of aerobic mesophilic,...
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Color was recently described as influencing dog owners (customers) acceptance of dry food products more than aroma. Indeed, expected and perceived sensory characteristics of human food are affected by its color. Furthermore, the fresh meat inclusion in the formula, was shown to have no influence on the color intensity of kibbles. The aim of the pre...
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A survey of Deoxynivalenol and Zearalenone content in commercial dry foods for growing dogs. The Polish market of commercial dry dog food for growing dogs of small breeds was surveyed for the presence of DON and ZEN with its metabolites α-and β-zearalenol (α-, β-ZOL). LC/ /MS method was applied for 6 randomly selected foods. The low levels of toxin...
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The objective of this study was to compare the content of selected complete dry feed labels for adult, healthy dogs and cats, emphasizing the accordance with the relevant EU requirements which have recently came into force. Additionally, simple calculations of the energy content were made to enhance the characteristics of the products available to...
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W 38% gospodarstw domowych w Polsce utrzymywany jest przynajmniej jeden pies a w przypadku kotów wskaźnik ten sięga 30%. Firmy produkujące artykuły dla zwierząt towarzyszących szacują wielkość potencjalnej grupy nabywców swoich wyrobów na około 5,5 mln. gospodarstw domowych. Zdecydowanie najszerszy asortyment wyrobów dotyczy produktów żywienia zwie...

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