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Effects of dietary vanadium in mallard ducks

January 1, 1978

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.

Publication Year 1978
Title Effects of dietary vanadium in mallard ducks
DOI 10.1080/15287397809529643
Authors D. H. White, M. P. Dieter
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health
Index ID 5221418
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center