Effects of feed supplementation on mineral composition, mechanical properties and structure in femurs of Iberian red deer hinds (Cervus elaphus hispanicus).

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Olguin, Cesar A.; Landete-Castillejos, Tomas; Ceacero, Francisco; García, Andrés J.; Gallego, Laureano;
(2013)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 8,issue 6 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0065461, handle: 10261/142709, pmc: PMC3672206
  • Subject: Animal Performance | Research Article | Animal Nutrition | Biomechanics | Agriculture | Bone and Joint Mechanics | Ecology | Animal Types | Biophysics | Wildlife | Biology | Mammalogy | Veterinary Science | Chemical Ecology | Medicine | Ecophysiology | Anatomy and Physiology | Bone and Mineral Metabolism | Q | R | Biochemistry | Science | Metabolism | Animal Physiology | Animal Management | Zoology | Animal Production

Few studies in wild animals have assessed changes in mineral profile in long bones and their implications for mechanical properties. We examined the effect of two diets differing in mineral content on the composition and mechanical properties of femora from two groups e... View more
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