Post-weaning check or lack of trace elements?

Hunt, Jeremy
March 2008
Farmers Weekly;3/28/2008, p29
Trade Publication
The article focuses on trace-element deficiency in lambs, which according to the author, is attributed to a natural post-weaning check. According to veterinarian Matt Colston, trace-element deficiencies could be more prevalent in spring 2008 in Great Britain as sheep producers try to lessen feed costs. He cites that a marginal selenium deficiency means lambs are not able to use any of the selenium in the diet. He says that suckling lambs can cope with trace-elements deficiencies because milk is coming through from ewes.


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