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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 4, No. 3, 2001, pp. 151-154
Bioline Code: md01071
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2001, pp. 151-154

 en DISTRIBUTION OF COBALT, MANGANESE AND IRON IN THE SKIN AND HAIR OF WEST AFRICAN DWARF SHEEP AND GOATS IN NIGERIA: THE
ONWUKA, S.K, AVWIORO, O.G. AKPAN, M.O. AND YAHAYA AHMED

Abstract

The distribution of cobalt (Co), manganese (Mn) and iron (Fe) was investigated in the skin and hair of 16 West African Dwarf sheep and goats. All three trace elements were present in varying amounts in both tissues. There were, however, some regional intra- and interspecies differences Some of these differences were found to be statistically significant. These findings are discussed with reference to their possible implications for cutaneous manifestation of deficiency and other disease syndromes in the animals.

Keywords
Cobalt, Manganese, Iron, Sheep, Goat, Skin, Hair

 
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