Report on Copper Toxicity on Sheep or Adlut Lambs

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REPORT ON COPPER TOXICITY ON SHEEP OR ADULT LAMBS
INTRODUCTION
The relationship between copper in grazing sheep and the chronic poisoning resulting in increased death, is key. This report helps to make clear, the major effect of quantity of copper on grazing soil, on animals. The optimum concentration of copper needed for the normal growth and healthy living of lambs and sheep and the importance of copper in grazing animals are addressed in this report.
Copper is very important for the healthy growth and reproduction of all animals. The animal losses caused due to the reductions of copper can, at one end, be total, for example lambs can be lost due to swayback; but fortunately, such occurrences are rear. Even larger side effects on live weight gain can occur in sub clinically copper lacking livestock, most especially lambs{1} .Phill traced elements deficiency in cattle and weighed normal amount of copper acting along side could eventually cause copper toxity .Because everything must be done moderately, copper toxicity can be of two different species, we have; Chronic Or acute.The acute copper toxicity occurs very fast, immediately after high amount of copper is ingested . when sheep feed on diets or grazed with grasses in soils, over a period of time that are marginally high in copper concentration compared to level of antagonist on the diet, the chronic form of copper toxicity is said to occur{2}. "Sharp clearly stated that acute poisoning may follow intakes of 20-100mg of copper/kg in sheep's and young calves and 200-800mg/kg in mature cattle while chronic poisoning of sheep may occur with daily intake of 3.5mg of copper/kg when grazing pastures that contain 15...

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