Variation in trace elements levels among chicken, quail, guinea fowl and pigeon eggshell and egg content

Salwa A. Abduljaleel, M. Shuhaimi-Othman, Abd. Salam Babji

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Abstract

This study is focused on the provision of basic information for the levels of trace metals including (Mn, Fe, Co, Cu, As, Se and Zn) in eggshell and egg content of four domestic birds species, such information had previously been rare in Malaysia. The relationship among the metal concentrations in eggshell and egg of the four species were also examined. The eggs were collected from poultry farm located in rural area in Kajang, Malaysia. Heavy metals concentrations were measured using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Generally, the high levels of Mn, Cu, As, Se and Zn were found in the egg content of four species. While, Fe and Co showed high level in eggshell. Quail egg content has the highest concentration of Mn, Fe, Co, Cu among the four species. However, the chicken eggs gathered elevated level of arsenic. Though, Se level demonstrated a small fluctuation among birds species. Significant correlation observed between levels of Co, Cu, As and Fe in eggshell and egg content of birds species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-308
Number of pages8
JournalResearch Journal of Environmental Toxicology
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Domestic avian
  • Egg content
  • Eggshell
  • Trace element

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  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Pollution
  • Toxicology

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Variation in trace elements levels among chicken, quail, guinea fowl and pigeon eggshell and egg content. / Abduljaleel, Salwa A.; Shuhaimi-Othman, M.; Babji, Abd. Salam.

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