The effect of thiaminase-induced subclinical thiamine deficiency on growth of weaner sheep

@article{Thomas1986TheEO,
  title={The effect of thiaminase-induced subclinical thiamine deficiency on growth of weaner sheep},
  author={K. W. Thomas},
  journal={Veterinary Research Communications},
  year={1986},
  volume={10},
  pages={125-141}
}
Three experiments were performed to examine for causes of poor growth of young Merino sheep. Weekly testing of animals 42 weeks of age for 10 weeks revealed that 90% of clinically poor animals were excreting high levels of thiaminase in their faeces; low levels of activity were present in 20% of clinically normal animals. There were significant differences… CONTINUE READING