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Wildlife as Indicators of Enzootic Selenium Deficiency

  • Duane E. Ullrey

Abstract

The objective of this review was to assess the usefulness of selenium analyses of tissues from wild animals in defining regional selenium differences, particularly where commercial agriculture is not commonly practiced.

Keywords

Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis Selenium Concentration Selenium Level Serum Selenium Dietary Selenium 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Duane E. Ullrey
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  1. 1.Department of Animal ScienceMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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