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Frequent occurrence of stomach and intestinal diseases in cattle caused by iron containing flue gases

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Farmers near the magnesium factory in Veitsch, Styria, Austria, complained about stomach and intestinal troubles of their cattle accompanied by a lower milk production. While the disease spread up to 4 or 5 km along the valley in the direction of the wind, it did not occur beyond 500 to 800 m from the factory in the opposite direction of the wind. Moreover, the disease worsened in dry weather and improved in rainy weather. The cattle recovered rapidly after the operation of the kiln was halted for some time. One farmer claimed that the quality of the milk also changed, while four other farmers could not confirm this observation. Veterinary examinations determined that in all cases heavy diarrhea occurred. The mucous tissue in the mouth was rather dry. Except for one case no fever was measured. The cow most seriously affected by the disease showed an enlargement of the liver. The respiratory organs of all examined cases showed no abnormality. Samples of the fodder and the excreta as well as of the mucous tissue of the stomach were sent to a chemical laboratory for examination. Substantial amounts of iron were found in all these samples. In the fodder it was  More>>
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1931
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Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-88-187937
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Journal Name: Wien. Tieraerztl. Monatsschr.; (Austria); Journal Volume: 18:8
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; CATTLE; DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DISEASES; IRON; TOXICITY; AUSTRIA; FLUE GAS; SMELTERS; ANIMALS; DISEASES; DOMESTIC ANIMALS; ELEMENTS; EUROPE; GASEOUS WASTES; MAMMALS; METALS; RUMINANTS; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; VERTEBRATES; WASTES; WESTERN EUROPE; 560300* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology
OSTI ID:
6726755
Country of Origin:
Austria
Language:
German
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Journal ID: CODEN: WTMOA
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JMT
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Pages: 225-231
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Henneman, J. Frequent occurrence of stomach and intestinal diseases in cattle caused by iron containing flue gases. Austria: N. p., 1931. Web.
Henneman, J. Frequent occurrence of stomach and intestinal diseases in cattle caused by iron containing flue gases. Austria.
Henneman, J. 1931. "Frequent occurrence of stomach and intestinal diseases in cattle caused by iron containing flue gases." Austria.
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title = {Frequent occurrence of stomach and intestinal diseases in cattle caused by iron containing flue gases}
author = {Henneman, J}
abstractNote = {Farmers near the magnesium factory in Veitsch, Styria, Austria, complained about stomach and intestinal troubles of their cattle accompanied by a lower milk production. While the disease spread up to 4 or 5 km along the valley in the direction of the wind, it did not occur beyond 500 to 800 m from the factory in the opposite direction of the wind. Moreover, the disease worsened in dry weather and improved in rainy weather. The cattle recovered rapidly after the operation of the kiln was halted for some time. One farmer claimed that the quality of the milk also changed, while four other farmers could not confirm this observation. Veterinary examinations determined that in all cases heavy diarrhea occurred. The mucous tissue in the mouth was rather dry. Except for one case no fever was measured. The cow most seriously affected by the disease showed an enlargement of the liver. The respiratory organs of all examined cases showed no abnormality. Samples of the fodder and the excreta as well as of the mucous tissue of the stomach were sent to a chemical laboratory for examination. Substantial amounts of iron were found in all these samples. In the fodder it was found in the form of rust particles. An examination of the flue gas from the magnesium factory confirmed the assumption that it discharged the iron. The disease was found to afflict the digestive tract only, no respiratory diseases, tuberculosis, or osteomalacia was observed.}
journal = {Wien. Tieraerztl. Monatsschr.; (Austria)}
volume = {18:8}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Austria}
year = {1931}
month = {Jan}
}