[Jacob-list] Wobbly lambs and Se
patchworkfibers at windstream.net
Fri Mar 25 20:50:26 EDT 2011
Isn't there acute copper toxicity where a serious overload occurs rather
quickly and chronic copper toxicity where a gradual build up in the
liver occurs and is released in stress situations?
On 3/25/2011 8:34 PM, Mark Essen wrote:
> I would not say that copper always occurs quickly. When I first
> started with sheep twenty some years ago, I was pretty ignorant in
> their requirements. Since nobody around here (mid Missouri) raised
> sheep, the feed store was just as ignorant as was I. I asked the guy
> at the feed store what to feed and for two years I was feeding cattle
> feed and mineral to my sheep. I finally read an article about copper
> toxicity and realized my mistake. I also immediately switched feed
> stores. My sheep never did show problems, so I am not sure how long
> it can take for toxicity to occur, but it does not have to be fast.
> Mark Essen
> Famous Acres
>> On 3/25/2011 4:36 PM, Zach Oaster wrote:
> My reading has suggested that toxicity can occur quickly... so I have
> been very careful to make sure they never get minerals with copper.
>>> Zach Oaster
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