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Osteoporosis in lambs in a lead mining area. I. A study of the naturally occurring disease

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Abstract

An osteoporotic condition of young lambs which has occurred regularly for many years in an old lead mining area in Southern Scotland is described. The principal feature of the disease is an excessive fragility of the bones due to osteoporosis. This is responsible for a variety of locomotor disturbances ranging from a stiff gait to complete posterior paralysis. The lead content of the soil and pasture and the blood, liver, kidneys and bones was unusually high. Unusually high values were also obtained for the zinc content of the blood and tissues of affected lambs. The possible involvement of these elements and chelating metabolites in the etiology of the disease is discussed. 59 references, 4 tables.
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1957
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-85-049544
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: J. Comp. Pathol.; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 67:4
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; BLOOD; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; FOOD CHAINS; CONTAMINATION; KIDNEYS; LEAD; TOXICITY; LIVER; OSTEOPOROSIS; ETIOLOGY; SHEEP; INJURIES; SKELETON; SOILS; UNITED KINGDOM; LAND POLLUTION; INGESTION; METABOLITES; MINES; ZINC; ANIMALS; BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS; BODY; BODY FLUIDS; DIGESTIVE SYSTEM; DISEASES; DOMESTIC ANIMALS; ELEMENTS; EUROPE; GLANDS; INTAKE; MAMMALS; MATERIALS; METALS; ORGANS; POLLUTION; RUMINANTS; SKELETAL DISEASES; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES; VERTEBRATES; WESTERN EUROPE; 560305* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Vertebrates- (-1987)
OSTI ID:
6051440
Research Organizations:
Moredun Inst., Edinburgh, Scotland
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: JCVPA
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 378-396
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Butler, E J, Nisbet, D I, and Robertson, J M. Osteoporosis in lambs in a lead mining area. I. A study of the naturally occurring disease. United Kingdom: N. p., 1957. Web.
Butler, E J, Nisbet, D I, & Robertson, J M. Osteoporosis in lambs in a lead mining area. I. A study of the naturally occurring disease. United Kingdom.
Butler, E J, Nisbet, D I, and Robertson, J M. 1957. "Osteoporosis in lambs in a lead mining area. I. A study of the naturally occurring disease." United Kingdom.
@misc{etde_6051440,
title = {Osteoporosis in lambs in a lead mining area. I. A study of the naturally occurring disease}
author = {Butler, E J, Nisbet, D I, and Robertson, J M}
abstractNote = {An osteoporotic condition of young lambs which has occurred regularly for many years in an old lead mining area in Southern Scotland is described. The principal feature of the disease is an excessive fragility of the bones due to osteoporosis. This is responsible for a variety of locomotor disturbances ranging from a stiff gait to complete posterior paralysis. The lead content of the soil and pasture and the blood, liver, kidneys and bones was unusually high. Unusually high values were also obtained for the zinc content of the blood and tissues of affected lambs. The possible involvement of these elements and chelating metabolites in the etiology of the disease is discussed. 59 references, 4 tables.}
journal = {J. Comp. Pathol.; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {67:4}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1957}
month = {Jan}
}