Assessment of Macro Minerals and their Distribution and Concentration in Soil-Plant-Animal Systems in Shor Kot, Pakistan

Zafar Iqbal Khan
2017 Journal of Dairy Veterinary & Animal Research  
The status of different macro minerals was appraised in soils, forages and blood plasma of two buffalo groups (lactating, non-lactating). Soil Mg + and K + remained below their respective critical values, while Na + and Ca + exceeded their critical values in soil. Forage had high Ca and Mg whereas, K and N concentrations stayed within prescribed limit. Blood plasma had mean values higher than critical concentrations for Na, Ca, and Mg. The observations recorded in current study implied that
more » ... dy implied that metals in toxic concentrations have been built up in animals through consuming forage contaminated with metals both in tissues and at exposed plant parts.
doi:10.15406/jdvar.2017.05.00131 fatcat:dj76r7vndnd2xcast35m2h7f3u