A reliable recipe for a poor immune system

April 2008
Farmers Weekly;4/11/2008, p26
Trade Publication
The author comments on the tuberculosis (TB) problem facing dairy farmers in Great Britain. He believes that the main reason TB continues to be rife in British dairy herds is that the immune system of the cows has been enfeebled by a combination of mineral deficient malnutrition, in-breeding and loss of vigour, and an often overcrowded, poorly ventilated and indoor sunless environment. He points out that it is not possible to maintain the mineral integrity of productive soils by cheapskate soil-mining practices.


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