Variation of serum selenium concentrations in German sheep flocks and implications for herd health management consultancy

@inproceedings{HumannZiehank2013VariationOS,
  title={Variation of serum selenium concentrations in German sheep flocks and implications for herd health management consultancy},
  author={Esther Humann-Ziehank and Philip C. Tegtmeyer and Bjoern Seelig and Petra Roehrig and Martin Ganter},
  booktitle={Acta veterinaria Scandinavica},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND This study was performed to demonstrate the widespread distribution and severity of selenium (Se) deficiency in sheep flocks and to evaluate the impact of influencing factors. In 150 flocks, ten serum samples of adult ewes were analysed for Se concentration. The farmers were interviewed concerning flock size, provision of mineral supplement, predominant form of husbandry (stationary fenced pasture/transhumance), predominant form of water provision (tap water/well/surface water) and… CONTINUE READING