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Working with farmers to optimise mineral balance in grazing sheep

Clarkson, Andrea; Angell, Joe; Kendall, Nigel


Andrea Clarkson

Joe Angell


Background: Trace mineral analysis is a useful but underused tool in ruminant livestock production. Routine on-farm use of diagnostic techniques can help to ensure animal nutritional requirements are being met through improved supplementation choices and timing of diagnostics.

Aim of the article: This article discusses the practical importance of trace mineral testing and supplementation in sheep flocks. We include a case study to demonstrate how trace mineral management can be accomplished.


Clarkson, A., Angell, J., & Kendall, N. (2022). Working with farmers to optimise mineral balance in grazing sheep. In Practice, 44(6), 348-356.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 26, 2022
Online Publication Date Jul 22, 2022
Publication Date Jul 1, 2022
Deposit Date Aug 16, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jul 2, 2023
Journal In Practice
Print ISSN 0263-841X
Electronic ISSN 2042-7689
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 44
Issue 6
Pages 348-356
Keywords General Veterinary
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