Zinc deficiency in sheep: field cases.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Zinc deficiency was diagnosed in a sheep farm in Khartoum Province; the young sheep and lambs were mostly affected. Skin lesions, depression, wool eating, flexed knees and a markedly stiff gait were observed. Histopathology of the skin revealed mainly hyperkeratosis accompanied sometimes by parakeratosis. The animals responded rapidly to oral administration of zinc oxide.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Suliman, HB; Abdelrahim, AI; Zakia, AM; Shommein, AM

Published Date

  • February 1, 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 47 - 51

PubMed ID

  • 3354059

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0049-4747

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF02239646


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States