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Selenium improves weight gain of beef calves

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Walter H. Johnson, Shasta County
Ben B. Norman, UC Davis
John R. Dunbar, UC Davis

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California Agriculture 33(3):14-16.

Published March 01, 1979

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Abstract

Although the effects of weight loss from selenium-deficient cattle is less dramatic than death caused by white muscle disease (also resulting from selenium deficiency), the economic loss can be severe. Treatments with injections of selenium have produced significant weight-gain increases in selenium-deficient areas.

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The authors express sincere appreciation to the two cooperating ranches, and to Loren Bennett, Animal Science Extension, for the statistical analyses.

Selenium improves weight gain of beef calves

Walter H. Johnson, Ben B. Norman, John R. Dunbar
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Selenium improves weight gain of beef calves

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Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article

Authors

Walter H. Johnson, Shasta County
Ben B. Norman, UC Davis
John R. Dunbar, UC Davis

Publication Information

California Agriculture 33(3):14-16.

Published March 01, 1979

PDF  |  Citation  |  Permissions

Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Although the effects of weight loss from selenium-deficient cattle is less dramatic than death caused by white muscle disease (also resulting from selenium deficiency), the economic loss can be severe. Treatments with injections of selenium have produced significant weight-gain increases in selenium-deficient areas.

Full text

Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

The authors express sincere appreciation to the two cooperating ranches, and to Loren Bennett, Animal Science Extension, for the statistical analyses.


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