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Main Title Bioassays of Quality in Water Resources of Major Importance to New Mexico.
Author Smit, G. S. ;
CORP Author New Mexico State Univ., University Park. Water Resources Research Inst.
Year Published 1972
Report Number WRRI-015; OWRR-A-029-NMEX; 02876,; A-029-NMEX(2)
Stock Number PB-213 628
Additional Subjects ( Water quality ; New Mexico) ; ( Water supply ; New Mexico) ; Bioassay ; Mice ; Ruminants ; Animal physiology ; Water analysis ; Trace elements ; Minerals ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Growth ; Potable water ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-213 628 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 91p
Characterized are some of the water resources of New Mexico in terms of quality for usage by ruminant and non-ruminant animals, to identify water resources with potential hazards to animal health, and to derive quantitative relationships of animal performance. Samples were analyzed chemically for major minerals and assayed for quality in terms of mouse growth, mouse reproduction, and degradation of fibrous substrates by rumen microorganisms cultured in vitro. The results indicate that the mouse is insensitive, in terms of growth and reproduction, to differences in quality of drinking water. It is suggested that certain major mineralized water resources of New Mexico may have greater potential for use in animal production than would be expected from standards of water quality currently used.