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Pesticide residues in adipose tissue from hippopotami (Hippopotamus amphibius L) living in and adjacent to the Luangwa River Zambia : research communication

A. Flaoyen, A. Polder, M. Mwase, B. Almli, M.M. Musonda
Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research | Vol 72, No 2 | a216 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v72i2.216 | © 2005 A. Flaoyen, A. Polder, M. Mwase, B. Almli, M.M. Musonda | This work is licensed under CC Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0
Submitted: 17 September 2005 | Published: 17 September 2005

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A. Flaoyen,
A. Polder,
M. Mwase,
B. Almli,
M.M. Musonda,

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Abstract

The concentration of organochlorines (OCs) such as organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls were measured in adipose tissue collected from 14 male hippopotami at Mfuwe in the southern part of the Luangwa National Park, Zambia. The samples contained low levels of OCs, and the concentrations of OCs were comparable to or lower than reported for wild herbivores studied in other parts of the world.

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