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Suspected nutritional deficiency causing anaemia in llamas (Lama glama)



Suspected nutritional deficiency causing anaemia in llamas (Lama glama)



Veterinary Record 140(6): 153-154



A case of poor condition and recumbency in a 14-month-old female llama and a case of poor condition and ataxia in a 23-month-old male llama are described. Both animals were anaemic and had low plasma copper levels. Both animals recovered after an increased intake of feed with a higher copper level and treatment with copper injections and an oral mineral solution. Two other young llamas also had low plasma copper levels.

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DOI: 10.1136/vr.140.6.153


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