Copper deficiency in ruminants; recent developments.

  title={Copper deficiency in ruminants; recent developments.},
  author={Neville F Suttle},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  volume={119 21},
The aetiology of copper deficiency in grazing ruminants has been clarified by a number of recent discoveries: the low availability of copper in lush grazed pasture compared with conserved forage; the inhibitory effects on absorption of small increases in herbage molybdenum and sulphur and the antagonism from iron ingested in soil; and the wide genetic variation in copper absorption between different breeds of sheep. The economic importance of copper deficiency has been emphasised by the… CONTINUE READING


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