Trace elements in cattle: our first job!

Iodolab was the first laboratory to offer routine plasma inorganic iodine testing, which gave it its name!

The effect of deficiencies no longer needs to be demonstrated. Estimating micronutrient deficiencies in cattle means establishing a diagnosis in the face of a drop in productivity or the appearance of various pathologies within a farm. Laboratory analyses, by helping to identify deficiencies or sub-deficiencies, may lead the practitioner to advise the farmer on the implementation of supplements in order to limit the risk of economic losses as much as possible.

To get to the heart of the matter, you will find below the risk factors caused by micronutrient deficiencies

(Results from 10,325 animals analysed in more than 2,000 farms in France and Belgium; 997 dairy herds, 1,083 lactating herds). Source JAPAN 2006, Francis Enjalbert, Pascal Lebreton, Olivier Salat.

Example: a deep deficiency of selenium in a pregnant cow increases the risk of stillbirth by 30 times, 15 times the risk of failure to vaccinate ….

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