Effect of season on mineral concentrations in beef cattle in Malawi

Author: J.P. Mtimuni, J.H. Conrad & L.R. McDowell
Year: 1983
Issue: 1
Volume: 13
Page: 1 - 2

The true diagnosis of mineral deficiencies depends on the mineral responses to the supplementation of the deficient minerals; however, based on animal tissue analysis Cu, Mn, Ca and P are minerals that are likely to be deficient in cattle production in Malawi. Liver Cu, Fe and Mn and bone Ca and P were all significantly lower during the wet season than during the dry season.

Keywords: Africa, beef cattle, Malawi, Minerals, season
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