Multielement determination in cattle hair infested withBoophilus microplus by instrumental neutron activation analysis

  • M. J. A. Armelin
  • M. C. R. Vieira-Bressan
  • A. B. Benatti
  • M. Saiki
  • M. B. A. Vasconcellos
Applications of Radioanalytical Methods to Biological and Clinical Systems

Abstract

Instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) was applied to estimate the concentrations of Ca, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mo, Mn, Na, Se and Zn in hair samples from Holstein-Friesan male calves, which were infested withBoophilus microplus larvae and, also from healthy animals. These results were obtained in order to evaluate if is there a significant difference between the trace element concentrations in hair samples from infested and healthy animals.

Keywords

Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Activation Analysis Element Concentration Neutron Activation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. A. Armelin
    • 1
  • M. C. R. Vieira-Bressan
    • 2
  • A. B. Benatti
    • 2
  • M. Saiki
    • 1
  • M. B. A. Vasconcellos
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiochemistry Division, Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e NuclearesSão PauloBrasil
  2. 2.Parasitology Department of Biomedical Science Institute of São Paulo UniversitySão PauloBrasil

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