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dc.contributor.authorNyambaka, H. N.
dc.contributor.authorShisia, K. S.
dc.contributor.authorJumba, I.O.
dc.contributor.authorOduor, F D O
dc.contributor.authorNgure, V.
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-23T08:46:49Z
dc.date.available2013-04-23T08:46:49Z
dc.date.issued2012-11-28
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology V 12/2012; 4:229-233.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2141-226X
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/6650
dc.descriptionDOI:10.5897/JECE12.002en_US
dc.description.abstractGrazing cattle in the tropics and especially in Uasin Gishu district depend on a variety of plant species for their mineral supply. One area of concern is that the grazing cattle may be experiencing mineral imbalances due to lack of proper mineral mapping of the region to ascertain the levels of imbalance. A study conducted in the Uasin Gishu region revealed severe deficiencies of mainly Cu (3.30 ± 0.90) and Zn (6.70 ± 0.40) in soils, the elements Na (1.00 ± 0.39), K (11.80 ± 5.00), Ca (0.57 ± 0.19), Mg (1.35 ± 0.72),P (6.34 ± 3.22), Fe (56.00 ± 0.53), Cu (5.32 ± 2.84), Zn (19.50 ± 8.20) in pasture species and the elements Fe (2.43 ± 1.53), Mn (0.26 ± 0.14 ), Cu (0.60 ± 0.17), Mg (0.02 ± 0.01) in animal blood. The study recommends immediate mineral supplementation schemes to grazing cattle in the region and encouragement of certain pasture species in the region.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherJournal of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicologyen_US
dc.subjectGrazing cattleen_US
dc.subjectmineral imbalancesen_US
dc.subjectsupplementation schemesen_US
dc.subjectsevere deficienciesen_US
dc.titleMinerals deficiency diagnosis in grazing cattle of Uasin Gishu District, Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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