Elemental Content of Tissues of Sheep Fed Rations Containing Coal Fly Ash

A. Keith Furr, Thomas F. Parkinson, Clifford L. Heffron, J. Thomas Reid, Walter H. Gutenmann, Donald J. Lisk, Wanda M. Haschek, Irene S. Pakkala

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Sheep were fed up to 7.5% by weight of fly ash in complete pelleted rations for 124 days. Among 34 elements determined in rations and animal tissues, selenium increased slightly in specific tissues and blood as a function of the percentage of fly ash in the ration. Selenium concentration in blood increased slowly as the time of feeding progressed. There was no significant effect from the inclusion of fly ash in the ration on quantity of feed consumed, animal weight gain, or in vivo ration digestibility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1271-1274
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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