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Title: Alpha -Tocopherol levels in plants consumed by black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis): native browses compared with common zoo forages
Author(s): Dierenfeld, E.S.; Waweru, F.K.; Du Toit, R.; Brett, R.A.
Year published: 1990
Journal: Proceedings of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Volume: 1990
Pages: 219-221, 2 tables
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Plasma -tocopherol levels in free-ranging black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) have previously been shown to be higher than in zoo animals (0.8 vs.0.2 g/ml, P< 0.001). Dietary vitamin E levels may be correlated with health problems observed in captivity. Plants (n=73) consumed by black rhinos w...

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