Fluoride in Thermal Spring Water and in Plants of Nevada and Its Relationship to Fluorosis in Animals
MetadataShow full item record
CitationKubota, J., Naphan, E. A., & Oberly, G. H. (1982). Fluoride in thermal spring water and in plants of Nevada and its relationship to fluorosis in animals. Journal of Range Management, 35(2), 188-192.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractFluoride concentrations in water from selected thermal springs and in plants were determined to evaluate their role as sources of F- for grazing animals in Nevada. The F- concentration in water varied with thermal spring sources and ranged from about 2 to 17 ppm. F- concentration in plants ranged from about 0.1 to over 220 ppm, depending upon species of plants and the soil on which the plants were grown. The F- concentration in plants from any given thermal spring location was not uniformly high, but together with F- concentration of the water, appears to contribute to possible cases of fluorosis in cattle. Although small area-wise the spring waters and the area they flow over are important to grazing animals, because they provide drinking water and have lush forage.