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Rickets associated with vitamin D deficiency in young sheep
  1. MA Bonniwell,
  2. BS Smith,
  3. JA Spence,
  4. H Wright and
  5. DA Ferguson
  1. West of Scotland Agricultural College, Oban.


An outbreak of rickets in sheep under a year old (hoggs) appeared clinically as stiffness and rotation of the carpal joints. Histological studies confirmed the diagnosis and biochemical analyses of blood demonstrated a primary vitamin D deficiency.

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