Manifestations of Copper Deficiency in Dairy Cattle

  • Alfred W. Anderson
Part of the Experimental Biology and Medicine book series (EBAM, volume 16)


Marginal copper deficiency in cattle is widespread and costly due to lack of recognition of the more subtle clinical symptoms. The result of this situation is decreased feed efficiency, decreased growth and production, increased disease incidence and quite possibly economic failure of the farm or ranch involved. The advent of intense management, improved genetics and greater production naturally increases mineral demands.


Dairy Cattle Copper Level Somatic Cell Count Copper Deficiency Subclinical Mastitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfred W. Anderson
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  1. 1.Veterinary MedicineExeterUSA

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