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Spontaneous renal disease resembling hyperoxaluria in young lambs
  1. KA Linklater and
  2. KW Angus

Abstract

Five out of 60 purebred Suffolk lambs died when four to six weeks old with a nephrosis characterised by heavy deposits of crystals resembling calcium oxalate in the tubules. The source of oxalate was not clearly identified but may have resulted from oxalate-forming mould contamination of concentrates fed to both ewes and lambs.

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