What are the common signs of selenium deficiency?

Selenium deficiency can cause weight loss, diarrhea, poor weight gains, retained placenta, abortions, infertility, poor response to vaccines, white muscle disease, light hair coat, decreased immune response and decreased resistance to disease.

How common is selenium deficiency?

Selenium deficiency is the most commonly diagnosed beef cattle health problem in California. A simple blood sample can be used for analysis to determine if an animal or a herd is normal, deficient or marginal.

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