Copper heptonate for the treatment of hypocupraemia in sheep.

  title={Copper heptonate for the treatment of hypocupraemia in sheep.},
  author={Ian McPhee and G. D. Cawley},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  volume={122 20},
Trials were carried out to compare the efficacy of copper heptonate with other available therapeutic products. On nine farms with a copper deficiency problem, over 2000 ewes were treated in mid-pregnancy. All the treatments increased whole blood copper levels and plasma caeruloplasmin (ferroxidase) activity in ewes, and protected their lambs from swayback. The lambs from ewes treated with copper heptonate and copper oxide needles had significantly higher blood copper levels than lambs from… CONTINUE READING

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