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Title: The case for pre-parturient selenium and iodine supplementation of ewes for improving lamb survival
Contributor(s): Schmoelzl, Sabine  (author); Cowley, Fran  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2015
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Abstract: Lamb survival is an issue of high relevance to the Australian sheep industry, as lamb survival rates have direct bearing on overall reproductive performance of the sheep, and also constitute a main concern from an animal welfare perspective (Mellor and Stafford 2004). Both genetic and management factors play an important role in this complex issue (Hinch and Brien 2014). Ewe nutrition is of particular relevance as the intrauterine growth conditions prepare the lamb for the crucial transition to life outside the uterus. Effects of body condition of the ewe during various stage of the pregnancy have been investigated in detail, yet much less is known about the critical role of micronutrient provision to the ewe. Although several risk factors for Se and I subclinical deficiencies exist in Australia, determining micronutrient status in sheep or pasture is not straightforward.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition - Australia Conference, Armidale, Australia, 26th - 28th October, 2015
Conference Details: Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition - Australia Conference, Armidale, Australia, 26th - 28th October, 2015
Source of Publication: Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia 2015: Abstracts of Invited Papers and Posters, p. 13-13
Publisher: University of New England
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 070204 Animal Nutrition
070203 Animal Management
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
Series Name: Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia
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