Copper and disease resistance in sheep: a rare natural confirmation of interaction between a specific nutrient and infection.

@article{Suttle1986CopperAD,
  title={Copper and disease resistance in sheep: a rare natural confirmation of interaction between a specific nutrient and infection.},
  author={Neville F Suttle and Douglas G Jones},
  journal={The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society},
  year={1986},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={317-25}
}
‘Cause and effect’ relations between nutrition and susceptibility to infection on natural diets have rarely been demonstrated in any species. Such associations might be anticipated since the body responds to infection with considerable changes in protein metabolism (Baracos, 1986), basal metabolic rate (Chandra, 1980) and trace element distribution (Beisel et uf. 1973), indicating that the disposition of nutrients plays an important role in mounting resistance to the pathogen. Nevertheless… CONTINUE READING