It has been suggested that levels of certain trace elements in hair may be associated with the dietary intake of the element. High levels of selenium in the diet have been shown to increase hair selenium in swine and also in cattle. The possibility that the degree of selenium toxicity is related to hair color has been proposed for cattle, horses and swine.
This study was conducted to determine if storage of selenium in the hair of pigs varied with their color and also to determine if hair color was related to degree of selenium toxicity.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Wahlstrom, R. C.; Goehring, T. B.; Libal, G. W.; and Olson, O. E., "The Effect of Selenium on Pigs of Different Hair Color" (1983). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1983. 5.