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Issue Information: Vol. 6, No. 1,(2014)

Article Title: A survey on hepatic and renal trace elements status of sheep and goats in Zarrinshahr region, Isfahan, Iran: an abattoir study

pages: 48-57

DOI: 10.22067/veterinary.v6i1.33927

Hepatic and renal contents of essential trace elements provide good clues to monitor the nutritional status of grazing animals. Liver and kidney samples were collected from 60 sheep and 60 goats slaughtered in Zarrinshahr abattoirs and analyzed for essential trace elements. Hepatic Fe concentrations were significantly higher in sheep than goats. There were also higher renal and hepatic Fe concentration in age group of 2-4 year Scompared with age groups of

key words:   Sheep; goat; trace elements; industrial pollution; liver; kidney

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