Koperdeficiëntie bij schapen (kruising texelaar) behandeld met het voeren van koeienbrok

Translated title of the contribution: Treatment of copper deficiency in Texel-crossbred sheep by the feeding of a concentrate formulated for dairy cows

L. Noorman*, A.F.G. Antonis, R. Jorritsma, J.T. Schonewille

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Abstract

Six Texel-crossbred sheep, from a flock with a history of a dull appearance and mild diarrhea, were presented to the faculty of veterinary medicine (University of Utrecht). The clinical signs were found to be related to Copper (Cu) deficiency as indicated by low hepatic Cu values. It was decided to treat the animals by feeding them concentrates specifically formulated for dairy cows because such concentrates have a rather high Cu content compared to concentrates designed for sheep. Sheep Cu status was monitored by measuring liver Cu concentrations. Current results indicate the potential of feeding cow concentrate as a practical method to treat Cu deficiency in Texel-crossbred sheep. In contrast to hepatic Cu concentrations, serum Ceruloplasmin concentration (Cp) values did not respond to the treatment thereby indicating that serum Cp is inferior to evaluate Cu status in sheep compared to liver Cu measurements.

Translated title of the contributionTreatment of copper deficiency in Texel-crossbred sheep by the feeding of a concentrate formulated for dairy cows
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)325-328
Number of pages4
JournalVlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift
Volume89
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2020

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Treatment of copper deficiency in Texel-crossbred sheep by the feeding of a concentrate formulated for dairy cows'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this