Suspected zinc-induced copper deficiency in growing kittens exposed to galvanised iron

@article{Hendriks2001SuspectedZC,
  title={Suspected zinc-induced copper deficiency in growing kittens exposed to galvanised iron},
  author={Wouter H. Hendriks and Frazer J. Allan and Michael F. Tarttelin and M G Collett and Boyd R. Jones},
  journal={New Zealand Veterinary Journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={49},
  pages={68 - 72}
}
Abstract AIM: To investigate the possible causes of fading coat colour and an acquired hind-limb ataxia affecting sixteen 4- to 5-month-old kittens in a closed feline colony during 1993 and 1994. METHODS: Records of kittens and litters born in the colony between 1991 and 1997 were analysed. The kittens had been kept from birth until approximately 5 months of age in plastic cages with galvanised iron bar doors. Histopathological sections from 4 of the worst affected ataxic kittens necropsied in… Expand
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