Elemental Content of Tissues and Excreta of Lambs, Goats, and Kids Fed White Sweet Clover Growing on Fly Ash

A. Keith Furr, Thomas F. Parkinson, Clifford L. Heffron, J. Thomas Reid, Wanda M. Haschek, A. M. Haschek, Walter H. Gutenmann, Carl A. Bache, Leigh E.St John, Donald J. Lisk, A. Keith Furr, Thomas F. Parkinson, Clifford L. Heffron, J. Thomas Reid, Wanda M. Haschek, A. M. Haschek, Walter H. Gutenmann, Carl A. Bache, Leigh E.St John, Donald J. Lisk

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Abstract

White sweet clover found voluntarily growing on a deep bed of soft coal fly ash was found to contain high concentrations of a number of elements including selenium, bromine, molybdenum, rubidium, strontium, and others. The clover was harvested and fed as 23.5% of a dry pelleted ration to lambs and pregnant goats for up to 173 days. High concentrations of selenium were found in 11 tissues, blood, goats' milk, and excreta of lambs, goats, and newborn kids. Molybdenum in liver, strontium in bone, and bromine and rubidium in animal tissues were also elevated over those in the corresponding tissues of animals fed an identical ration containing control clover grown on soil. No gross or histologic lesions were present in any of the animals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)847-851
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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