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Accumulation of mercury and selenium in tissues of kittens fed commercial cat food.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  668395     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Six kittens, three males and three females, were fed exclusively for one hundred days a commercially canned red meat tuna found to contain elevated concentrations of Mercury (Hg) and Selenium (Se). A similarly sized control group was fed for the same period a dry commercial cat food comparatively low in the concentration of these elements. At the end of the feeding trial, concentrations of Hg Se were markedly higher in blood, bone, brain, kidney, liver, muscle and spleen of the kittens fed the tuna diet as compared to the corresponding controls. No behavioral abnormalities or pathological lesions were detected in any of the kittens.
C I Boyer; E J Andrews; A deLahunta; C A Bache; W H Gutenman; D J Lisk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Cornell veterinarian     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0010-8901     ISO Abbreviation:  Cornell Vet     Publication Date:  1978 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-09-25     Completed Date:  1978-09-25     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0074245     Medline TA:  Cornell Vet     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  365-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Animal Feed*
Cats / metabolism*
Kidney / metabolism
Liver / metabolism
Mercury / metabolism*
Selenium / metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
7439-97-6/Mercury; 7782-49-2/Selenium

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