Zinc status of soil, plants and animals in tarai area Uttar Pradesh

Khan, S.A. and Bedi, S.P.S. and Sawhney, P.C. and Ranjhan, S.K. (1979) Zinc status of soil, plants and animals in tarai area Uttar Pradesh. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 49 (8). pp. 612-617.

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The tarai (Himalayan foothills) area had mild to severe Zn deficiency on the basis of Zn extractable from soil with diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid. Mean values for Zn in fodders were paddy straw 28, wheat straw 10, sorghum 26, maize 25, pearl millet 32, sugar cane tops 21, oats 49, berseem (Trifolium alexandrinum) 40, cowpeas (Vigna sinensis) 43, pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan) straw 12, soya bean straw 13, black gram (Phaseolus mungo) straw 21 and lucerne 51 mu g/g. Calves, bullocks and cows had in blood Zn 252, 231 and 240 mu g/100 ml, respectively, with buffaloes similarly 185, 219 and 171. Sex and age had no definite effect on blood Zn. As animals are generally given fodders only in this area there is a possibility of relatively mild Zn deficiency

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh 243 122, India
Subjects: Animal Husbandary
Divisions: Maize
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2012 03:47
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2012 03:47
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/8402

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