A.S. Series 75-37
Results presented in previous Poultry Field Day reports (A.S. Series 73-18, 74-19) have shown 5 to 10 ppm mercury as methylmercury to lower production and reproductive efficiency of hens. Reports from other stations have indicated the existence of a mercury-selenium interrelationship whereby the toxicity of one is reduced by the presence of elevated dietary levels of the other. The studies reported herein were for the purpose of determining the extent that this inter relationship may serve to reduce the detrimental effects of methylmercury or selenium in layers.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Emerick, R. J.; Palmer, I. S.; Carlson, C. W.; and Nelson, R. A., "Mercury-Selentium Interrelationships in Layers" (1975). South Dakota Poultry Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1975. 12.