Lack of effect of selenium supplementation on the incidence of weak calves in dairy herds.

@article{Rice1986LackOE,
  title={Lack of effect of selenium supplementation on the incidence of weak calves in dairy herds.},
  author={Desmond A. Rice and Cecil H. McMurray and Seamus Kennedy and William R. Ellis},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={1986},
  volume={119 23},
  pages={
          571-3
        }
}
A double blind controlled trial was carried out on four commercial dairy herds, to investigate the effect of one 50 mg injection of selenium, 10 days before parturition, on the incidence of weak calves. Although the treatment marginally increased the selenium status of treated calves it did not decrease the incidence of the weak calf syndrome.