Aphosphorosis in Cattle in Offaly

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THERE is evidence that in certain parts of Ireland a degree of mineral deficiency exists in old pastures, and, from time to time, isolated cases of disorders which respond to supplemental mineral feeding occur. A more pronounced condition of mineral deficiency is now reported from County Offaly. Mr. J. O', county instructor in agriculture, and I are investigating the occurrence ; and our results to date show that, over considerable stretches, particularly of the semimoory type in that county, the old pastures supply insufficient phosphorus to meet the needs of the grazing animal.

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SHEEHY, E. Aphosphorosis in Cattle in Offaly. Nature 157, 442 (1946) doi:10.1038/157442a0

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