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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Authors

L. C. Snook

Keywords

Mineral supplements, Stockfood deficiencies, Copper poisoning, Western Australia.

First Page Number

71

Last Page Number

76

Abstract

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.

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