Vitamin E

 

 

Vitamin E deficiency causes nutritional muscular dystrophy,or white muscle disease. This usually occurs when feeding silage or old hay. Signs include weak kids, respiratory problems, reproductive inefficiency and off-flavor in milk. As a fat soluble vitamin accumulation in the body may occur, prior to supplementation a deficiency should be documented to avoid toxicity. Additional information about Vitamin E can be found …

White Muscle Disease(Nutritional Muscular Dystrophy)

White muscle disease is caused by a deficiency of vitamin E and selenium. It is regional, occurring primarily in areas where selenium is deficient in the soil. It often occurs when feeding silage or old hay. Kids may be born with a selenium deficiency and be still born or too weak to nurse.

Clinical signs in kids: The disease is characterized …