Kōrero: Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer

Copper deficiency in cattle

Copper deficiency in cattle

Copper deficiency is likely to occur in winter on free-draining or peaty soils, especially when there has been lots of rain. Young stock suffer poor growth and loss of coordination of the hind limbs, and adult cattle get diarrhoea (scours).

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Photograph by Gary Clark

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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/mi/photograph/17537/copper-deficiency-in-cattle (accessed 28 May 2020)

He kōrero nā Gary Clark, Neville Grace and Ken Drew, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008