Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences




The aim of this study is to determine the copper, zinc and selenium levels of blood serum and the Cu and Zn levels of wool of healthy Akkaraman ewes grazed in the meadows in the Diyarbakır region. A total of 60 units of blood and wool samples from various villages in different counties of Diyarbakır (Bismil, Çınar, Ergani, Silvan, Kocaköy and some Diyarbakır villages) were studied. The Cu, Zn and Se levels of sera and the Cu and Zn levels of wool were analyzed by flameless atomic absorption spectrophotometer. We found significant differences in Cu and Se levels of sera, in Cu levels of wool (p

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