Effect of copper supplementation on the copper status of pasture-fed young Thoroughbreds.

@article{Pearce1998EffectOC,
  title={Effect of copper supplementation on the copper status of pasture-fed young Thoroughbreds.},
  author={Stephen G. Pearce and Neville Donovan Grace and Elwyn C. Firth and Jeffrey Jay Wichtel and S A Holle and Peter F. Fennessy},
  journal={Equine veterinary journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={
          204-10
        }
}
The effect of copper supplementation of pasture fed mares and foals on the copper status of the foals, in terms of plasma, soft tissue and bone copper concentrations and caeruloplasmin activity, was investigated. Twenty-one Thoroughbred foals from either control mares (n = 9), or copper-supplemented mares (n = 12) were divided randomly into control (pasture only, n = 10) or supplemented (pasture and oral copper sulphate, n = 11) groups. The pasture diet was grazed by all animals, and contained… CONTINUE READING
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