Toxicosis in sows and their pigs caused by feeding rations containing polybrominated biphenyls to sows during pregnancy and lactation.


The toxicity and the distribution of polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) were investigated by feeding rations containing different concentrations of PBB to sows during pregnancy and lactation. Sows and newborn pigs were clinically unaffected. Mortality was increased among pigs nursing sows fed rations containing PBB. Although transplacental passage of PBB… (More)


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