WhiteMuscleDisease

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White Muscle Disease (WMD)
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Definition Degenerative muscle disease found in all large animals. Deficiency is either Selenium (Se) or Vitamin E it is not normally known which one is lacking
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Sheep and Goats All breeds of sheep and goats are susceptible to WMD Most common in newborns or fast growing animals Kids more so than lambs need more Se
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Deficiency Selenium Occurs when soil is lacking Se Grass and animal eating the grass lack in Se Vitamin E Nothing to do with soil Grazing animals don’t have this problem Silage, oil seeds, root crops, cereal grains and dry hays are poor sources of vitamin E Lose about 50% a month
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Symptoms Skeletal Mild stiffness, obvious pain from walking, stiff gain, hunched appearance and inability to stand Lambs/kids tremble in pain when held in a standing position Normal appetites and bright personalities until too weak to nurse Newborns born weak and unable to stand Sudden exercise may trigger
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