It is caused by deficiency of selenium and vitamin E in diet. It occurs worldwide where soil is deficient in selenium.

Factors that may lead to this deficiency

  • Heavy rains leach out selenium
  • High sulphur compete with selenium
  •  Feeds of low quality

Observations made in dairy animals when they are deficient of selenium

Sudden dullness, weakness, increased heart rate, stiffness and sometimes sudden deaths maybe reported.

Treatment and control

Supplement vitamin E and selenium in their diet

Oral administration of selenium and vitamin E

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Judy Vanessa

Judy Vanessa is an accomplished explorer,a passionate animal health extension practitioner and author. She loves writing about farming articles in various sectors.


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