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1 July 1988 Vitamin E in Captive and Wild Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis)
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The mean plasma level of α-to-copherol (vitamin E) measured in 31 free-ranging black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) was significantly higher (P < 0.001) than that in 11 captive animals ( ± SE = 0.77 ± 0.05 and 0.18 ± 0.03 μg/ml, respectively). Vitamin E status may influence the health of captive black rhinoceros; in particular, it may be linked to hemolytic anemia commonly observed in these animals in captivity.

Dierenfeld, du Toit, and Miller: Vitamin E in Captive and Wild Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis)
Ellen S. Dierenfeld, Raoul du Toit, and R. Eric Miller "Vitamin E in Captive and Wild Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 24(3), 547-550, (1 July 1988). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-24.3.547
Received: 31 August 1987; Published: 1 July 1988
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