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Degenerative myopathy in housed yearling bulls
  1. AG Hunter and
  2. JH Boyd


In an outbreak of a degenerative myopathy six animals from a group of 20 intensively reared yearling bulls were affected. With one exception there was no history of stress or unaccustomed exercise. The diet was found to be deficient in vitamin E and selenium and it is thought that the rapid growth rate of the bulls concurrent with a continuing myodegeneration was sufficient to precipitate clinical disease.

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