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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3
Mineral supplements, Stockfood deficiencies, Copper poisoning, Western Australia.
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THE herbage available to sheep and cattle in pastoral areas can be deficient in one, or all, of three essential elements, namely copper, cobalt and phosphorus. As far as is known, there is no other mineral element which should be supplied and the use of minerals which are not required can be worse than wasteful—it can be harmful. For example, in restricted areas of Western Australia the natural herbage contains considerable copper. If additional copper is supplied in stock licks or the drinking water this could induce copper poisoning.
Snook, L. C.
"Mineral supplements for stock in pastoral areas,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 8:
1, Article 17.
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