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Effects of dietary vanadium in mallard ducks

Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health

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DOI: 10.1080/15287397809529643

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Abstract

Adult mallard ducks fed 0, 1, 10, or 100 ppm vanadyl sulfate in the diet were sacrificed after 12 wk on treatment; tissues were analyzed for vanadium. No birds died during the study and body weights did not change. Vanadium accumulated to higher concentrations in the bone and liver than in other tissues. Concentrations in bones of hens were five times those in bones of drakes, suggesting an interaction between vanadium and calcium mobilization in laying hens. Vanadium concentrations in most tissues were significantly correlated and increased with treatment level. Lipid metabolism was altered in laying hens fed 100 ppm vanadium. Very little vanadium accumulated in the eggs of laying hens.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Effects of dietary vanadium in mallard ducks
Series title:
Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health
DOI:
10.1080/15287397809529643
Volume
4
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1978
Language:
English
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
43-50
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
43
Last page:
50
Number of Pages:
8