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Avoidance of selenium-treated food by mallards

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

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Abstract

Adult, male mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) were given a choice between a control diet and a diet containing 5, 10 or 20 ppm selenium as selenomethionine dissolved in water and mixed into the diet. At 10 and 20 ppm, selenium-treated diets were avoided. Avoidance appeared to be caused by a conditioned response, probably to illness caused by the selenium and not to an aversion to the taste of the selenium.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Avoidance of selenium-treated food by mallards
Series title:
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Volume
9
Issue:
9
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
1155-1158
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
First page:
1155
Last page:
1158