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Selected chemical parameters in the blood and metals in the organs of the Nile crocodile, Crocodylus Niloticus, in the Kruger National Park.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11028751     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Healthy and sick crocodiles of varying sizes were examined from the Olifants River in the central part of the Kruger National Park, the Sabi River in the southern part and the Shingwedzi River in the northern region. Blood was collected for the determination of certain parameters and samples of fat, muscle, kidney and liver tissue were collected and analyzed for their heavy metal content. The results of the blood analyses are within the range recorded in the literature, but the metal analyses were inconclusive as similar data are not available for comparison. The results of the metal analyses are presented here for use as baseline and reference data.
Authors:
D Swanepoel; J Boomker; N P Kriek
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0030-2465     ISO Abbreviation:  Onderstepoort J. Vet. Res.     Publication Date:  2000 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-02     Completed Date:  2001-02-15     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401107     Medline TA:  Onderstepoort J Vet Res     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  141-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Kruger National Park, Skukuza, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Alligators and Crocodiles / blood*,  metabolism
Animals
Female
Kidney / metabolism*
Liver / metabolism*
Male
Metals / analysis*,  toxicity
Muscles / metabolism*
South Africa
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Metals

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