Nutrition : Problems Which Can Frequently Be Related to Nutrition

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    Problems 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


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