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Trace element deficiencies in growing lambs

Any disease or ill health in livestock can have a negative impact on production through reduced growth rates, fertility, and rearing ability. Poor or prolonged performance will result in a rise in input costs, an extended period to sale and potential reduced market value, and in some cases, increase mortality rates which will also result in a higher carbon footprint for the farm business.

This video is part 1 of the Disease Surveillance Video Series. We take a look at the importance of trace elements and what impact a deficiency can have on growing lambs. We discuss the clinical signs, testing, and treatment options with South Lanarkshire vet Colin Buchan and Independent Sheep Consultant, Kate Phillips provides a detailed overview of the vital trace elements and the role they play in lamb health.

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