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Welcome to the first Dexter cattle blog to disseminate information for members of the Purebred Dexter Cattle Association of North America (PDCA) and for those with a curiosity about Irish Dexter cattle, cattle in general, as well as news from the PDCA. Expressions of opinion are to not be regarded as expressing the official opinion of the PDCA unless expressly stated. Hopefully you will find something here of interest and don't overlook browsing through the archives. Comments are welcomed.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Mineral imbalances

'Mineral imbalances show up all sorts of different ways. Long-term effects may be cattle that have less immunity to disease, lower weight gain and lower reproduction. Some visible signs include:

Copper deficiency: Rough coat, poor growth, sickness, reproductive failure.

Selenium deficiency: Weak calf syndrome and poor survival of young calves. Weight loss and diarrhea in growing calves. Retained placenta and mastitis in cows.'

You can download a publication from the University of Tennessee on minerals at:

Mineral Nutrition of Beef Cattle

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