Story: Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer

Iodine deficiency in lambs

Iodine deficiency in lambs

Iodine deficiency or goitre characteristically causes a swelling of the thyroid gland in the neck. It could have been prevented by adding iodine to the diet of the pregnant ewe.

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Reference: D. M. West, A. N. Bruere and A. L. Ridler, The sheep: health, disease & production. Palmerston North: Veterinary Continuing Education, Massey University, 2002, fig

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Gary Clark, Neville Grace and Ken Drew, 'Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer - Bush sickness and other mineral deficiency diseases', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17538/iodine-deficiency-in-lambs (accessed 17 September 2019)

Story by Gary Clark, Neville Grace and Ken Drew, published 24 Nov 2008