Subcutaneous injections of copper methionate, copper calcium edetate and copper oxyquinoline sulphonate were given to Welsh ewes in doses which provided amounts of copper ranging from 0 . 3 to 4 . 0 mg/kg bodyweight. The effect on the liver copper content was studied by analysing serial biopsy samples. The results suggest that a safer use of copper calcium edetate and a more efficacious use of copper oxyquinoline sulphate might be achieved by a reduction in the recommended dose of the former and an increase of the latter.
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