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Nutritional Deficiencies Print E-mail
Written by Administrator-GL   
Monday, 10 December 2007
Problems in Goats Which Can Frequently Be Related to Nutrition
Originally published in Agribusiness Dairyman 
Reprinted in REDGA Goat Notes & United Caprine News ('96)

Paralytic Problems:

        Problems:                                                   Possible nutritional answers:
Milk Fever  Ca/Phos. Ratio; Vit. D; inorganic sulfate
Downer milk fever  The above + magnesium
Grass tetany  Magnesium
Knuckling fetlocks, weak hindlegs Vitamin E, Selenium, Copper
Nerve loss Copper
Ataxia  Copper, copper-molybdenum

Breeding Problems:

           Problems:                                                                        Possible nutritional answers:
Retained placentas, metritis Copper, zinc, selenium, vitamin E
Lack of estrus Copper, zinc, selenium, vitamin E
Tailess sperm in semen  Selenium
Lack of libido Copper-molybdenum

Hoof Problems:

          Problems:                                                                        Possible nutritional answers:
Hoof Rot  Copper, iodine
Abnormal hoof growth  Copper
Soft hoof growth Copper
Swollen fetlocks Copper
Laminitis High rumen acid upsets copper absorption
Hairy wart resistance Copper (nutrition), formaldehyde (foot bath)

 Intestinal Problems:

         Problems:                                                                        Possible nutritional answers:
Acidosis (pH balance) Sodium bicarbonate
Low butterfat test Sodium bicarbonate
Undigested feed in manure Copper, cobalt
Scouring  Copper, molybdenum
Worm resistance Copper, molybdenum
Low production Copper, zinc, manganeses, inorganic sulfate
Abnormal appetite Copper, cobalt

 Metabolic Problems:

          Problems:                                                                        Possible nutritional answers:
High somatic cell count Copper, zinc, selenium, Vitamin E
Ketosis Copper, inorganic sulfate
White muscle disease Selenium
Pneumonia Copper, zinc, selenium, Vitamin E
Heart abnormalities Copper, selenium, magnesium
Anemia Iron, copper, cobalt
Tongue lolling Copper
Retarded growth Copper, molybdenum
Sudden death Copper, selenium, grease & nitrate
Off-flavor milk High iron (feed or water; Vitamin E
High culling rate Poor mineral nutrition program
Fat cow syndrome  Copper, inorganic sulfate
Hair off color, no bloom Copper, selenium
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 April 2010 )
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