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

Authors

H. W. Bennetts

Keywords

Sheep, Sheep disorders, Nutrition

First Page Number

17

Last Page Number

20

Abstract

ANIMALS must have small amounts of copper for a number of normal bodily functions, including growth and blood formation and, in the sheep, wool quality. The liver is used as a "bank" or store-house for copper which is collected from the diet and in due course issued to the body tissues as required. The sheep—in contrast to other species of animals—is apt to play the miser and hoard unnecessary amounts.

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