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Effective Use of Tea to Limit Dietary Iron Available to Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris)
Bob Seibels, Nadine Lamberski, Christopher R. Gregory, Kerri Slifka and Ann E. Hagerman
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Vol. 34, No. 3 (Sep., 2003), pp. 314-316
Published by: American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20460340
Page Count: 3
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Wild-caught starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) were fed an iron-enriched diet, with or without supplemental black tea leaves, to determine whether tea-derived tannins would prevent intestinal iron absorption. Hepatic biopsies were obtained to determine hepatic iron concentrations by atomic absorption spectroscopy. Hepatic iron concentrations increased significantly (P = 0.04) in 21 birds that consumed only the iron-enriched diet for 6 mo but not in the 20 birds that consumed the iron-enriched diet with tea leaf supplementation for the same time period.
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