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An outbreak of arsenic and toxaphene poisoning in Kenyan cattle
  1. CK Maitai,
  2. JA Kamau,
  3. DM Gacuhi and
  4. S Njoroge


In a case of poisoning involving 70 cattle analysis of specimens obtained during post mortem examination showed that the toxic substances were arsenic and toxaphene. This was consistent with both the clinical and post mortem findings. Arsenic was detected in water from an abandoned cattle dip in the farm. Soil samples collected in the vicinity of the dip contained both arsenic and toxaphene.

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