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The effect of an induced copper deficiency on the total plasma copper and unconjugated plasma progesterone concentrations during

  • 1988
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 18
F.E. van Niekerk, C.H. van Niekerk & J.C. Morgenthal Page: 83 - 87

The effect of a copper deficiency on certain aspects of reproduction in ewes was investigated. An effective copper deficiency was induced by using the copper antagonists cadmium, calcium and sulphate. An average decline in the plasma copper concentration from 160…

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Copper and selenium supplementation of ewes grazing on pastures low in copper and selenium: Effect on reproduction and concent s

  • 1990
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 20
F.E. van Niekerk and C.H. van Niekerk Page: 246 - 249

Influence of copper and selenium supplementation in SA Mutton Merino ewes, kept on pastures with low copper and selenium concentrations, was investigated. Ewes which came into oestrus and conceived during March to April, were found to have concentrations of plasma…

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