The effects of age and diet on the absorption of lead from the gastrointestinal tract of dogs.

@article{Hamir1982TheEO,
  title={The effects of age and diet on the absorption of lead from the gastrointestinal tract of dogs.},
  author={Amir N. Hamir and Niall Sullivan and P D Handson},
  journal={Australian veterinary journal},
  year={1982},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={266-8}
}
Two groups of young growing dogs (one group maintained on balanced commercial diet and the other on high-fat-low-calcium diet) and one group of adults dogs on balanced commercial diet were given lead orally at 4 different dose levels. Post-treatment blood lead levels did not reveal any significant difference between the young and adult dogs maintained on balanced commercial diet. However, dogs on the high-fat-low-calcium diet showed marked elevation in blood lead at each of the 4 dose levels… CONTINUE READING