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Effects of sex and age upon cadmium retention in the organism of chickens

ZELENKA J, POSCHL M
Veterinarni Medicina 45, 2000, 89-91

Effects of sex and age of chickens upon cadmium retention were investigated in an experiment with 8 groups of chickens receiving 0.404 mg of Cd and another 8 groups receiving only 0.348 mg of Cd per 1 kg of consumed dry matter. In the mixture with a lower level of Cd, fish meal, blood flakes and torula yeast were replaced by meat-and-bone meal. During the growing period from Day 12 to Day 56, the experiment was divided into 15 balance periods. From the mixture with a lower level of Cd, a significantly (P < 0.05) higher amount of this element was retained


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