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Lack of effect of selenium supplementation on the incidence of weak calves in dairy herds
  1. DA Rice,
  2. CH McMurray,
  3. S Kennedy and
  4. WA Ellis


A double blind controlled trial was carried out on four commercial dairy herds, to investigate the effect of one 50 mg injection of selenium, 10 days before parturition, on the incidence of weak calves. Although the treatment marginally increased the selenium status of treated calves it did not decrease the incidence of the weak calf syndrome.

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