Accession Number : AD0626320

Title :   METABOLISM OF SELECTED RADIONUCLIDES FED IN VARIOUS PHYSICAL FORMS TO ANIMALS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., 4 Jun 64-30 Jun 65,

Corporate Author : NEW YORK STATE VETERINARY COLL ITHACA DEPT OF PHYSICAL BIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Comar,C. L. ; Wentworth,R. A. ; Lengemann,F. W.

Report Date : 30 JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : Body retention and secretion into milk were determined for Sr(85) and Cs(134) from the following sources: simulants of local fallout, Sr(85) (NO3)2, Sr(85)Cl2, and Cs(134)Cl. Four cows, 15 goats and 16 hogs were used in these studies. The Whole-Body Counter was employed to measure retention in the goats and hogs. The biological availability of radiocesium and strontium was found to be dependent upon the solubility characteristics of the fallout simulant and appears to be predictable from in vitro tests under some conditions. Interspecies differences in biological availability were not large. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, METABOLISM), (*MILK, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES), (*CESIUM, INGESTION(PHYSIOLOGY)), (*STRONTIUM, INGESTION(PHYSIOLOGY)), BOVINES, GOATS, SWINE, SECRETION, IN VITRO ANALYSIS, FALLOUT, MEAT, RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION

Subject Categories : Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
      Radiobiology
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE