Dietary deficiencies in domestic animals

Other Names:
Vitamin E deficiency in domestic animals

Vitamin E deficiency occurs in pigs, cattle, sheep, rabbits, chickens and other animals raised for food. Muscular dystrophy is the most frequent, and, from a diagnostic point of view, the most important manifestation of the vitamin E-deficiency syndrome in domestic animals. Liver necrosis seems to be restricted to the pig. Other symptoms and lesions such as anaemia, yellow fat, gastric ulcers, reproduction disturbances, and neonatal mortality occur sporadically. Species-differences in the absorption vitamin E supplied in feeds are highly probable.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST