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Chronic intoxication with copper in sheep: prophylaxis and treatment

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In the period 1961-1962 chronic intoxication of sheep with copper was observed on 7 farms, the number of sheep totaling about 9000. In one of the flocks intoxication occurred after feeding the sheep for a long time with aftermath collected from orchards which had been sprinkled with copper compounds. The aftermath was proven to contain from 11 to 17 mg. per cent of copper. The other flocks were put to pasture in vineyards after the grapes had been gathered. Intoxication in these flocks was caused by vineleaves. No accumulation of copper through the soil was established in the investigated fresh grass found in the vineyards and which the sheep had also grazed. From 36 to 81 mg. per cent of copper was established in the livers of dead sheep. In order to protect the sheep from this intoxication, 100-200 mg. of ammonium or sodium molybdate and 5-10 g. of sodium sulfate were used in the case of each sheep daily for 2-3 weeks. The concentrated fodder of the sheep was moistened with an aqueous solution of these compounds. A very good prophylactic effect was obtained. At the same time oats, maize, oilcakes and others, which constitute a fodder rich in  More>>
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1964
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Journal Article
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EDB-85-159545
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Journal Name: Vet.-Med. Nauki; (Bulgaria); Journal Volume: 1:1
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; COPPER; TISSUE DISTRIBUTION; TOXICITY; MOLYBDATES; THERAPEUTIC USES; SHEEP; CONTAMINATION; SODIUM SULFATES; ANIMAL FEEDS; CHRONIC EXPOSURE; GRASS; LIVER; METABOLISM; RESPONSE MODIFYING FACTORS; VITAMIN B-12; ALKALI METAL COMPOUNDS; ANIMALS; BODY; DIGESTIVE SYSTEM; DISTRIBUTION; DOMESTIC ANIMALS; DRUGS; ELEMENTS; FOOD; GLANDS; HEMATINICS; HEMATOLOGIC AGENTS; MAMMALS; METALS; MOLYBDENUM COMPOUNDS; ORGANS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PLANTS; REFRACTORY METAL COMPOUNDS; RUMINANTS; SODIUM COMPOUNDS; SULFATES; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; TRANSITION ELEMENT COMPOUNDS; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; USES; VERTEBRATES; VITAMIN B GROUP; VITAMINS; 560305* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Vertebrates- (-1987)
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5317593
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Bulgaria
Language:
English
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Journal ID: CODEN: VMDNA
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HEDB
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Pages: 19-26
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Tomov, A. Chronic intoxication with copper in sheep: prophylaxis and treatment. Bulgaria: N. p., 1964. Web.
Tomov, A. Chronic intoxication with copper in sheep: prophylaxis and treatment. Bulgaria.
Tomov, A. 1964. "Chronic intoxication with copper in sheep: prophylaxis and treatment." Bulgaria.
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title = {Chronic intoxication with copper in sheep: prophylaxis and treatment}
author = {Tomov, A}
abstractNote = {In the period 1961-1962 chronic intoxication of sheep with copper was observed on 7 farms, the number of sheep totaling about 9000. In one of the flocks intoxication occurred after feeding the sheep for a long time with aftermath collected from orchards which had been sprinkled with copper compounds. The aftermath was proven to contain from 11 to 17 mg. per cent of copper. The other flocks were put to pasture in vineyards after the grapes had been gathered. Intoxication in these flocks was caused by vineleaves. No accumulation of copper through the soil was established in the investigated fresh grass found in the vineyards and which the sheep had also grazed. From 36 to 81 mg. per cent of copper was established in the livers of dead sheep. In order to protect the sheep from this intoxication, 100-200 mg. of ammonium or sodium molybdate and 5-10 g. of sodium sulfate were used in the case of each sheep daily for 2-3 weeks. The concentrated fodder of the sheep was moistened with an aqueous solution of these compounds. A very good prophylactic effect was obtained. At the same time oats, maize, oilcakes and others, which constitute a fodder rich in fats, were eliminated from the food rations of the sheep. The above substances, given at larger doses simultaneously with vitamin B/sub 12/ were also used for the treatment of diseased sheep, and of 10 ill sheep, 7 recovered.}
journal = {Vet.-Med. Nauki; (Bulgaria)}
volume = {1:1}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Bulgaria}
year = {1964}
month = {Jan}
}