Selenium deficiency in cattle associated with Heinz bodies and anemia

James Morris, W. S. Cripe, H. L. Chapman, D. F. Walker, J. B. Armstrong, J. D. Alexander, R. Miranda, A. Sanchez, B. Sanchez, J. R. Blair-West, D. A. Denton

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Cattle grazing St. Augustine grass growing on peaty muck soils in the Florida Everglades developed anemia associated with the presence of Heinz bodies and suboptimal concentrations of selenium in blood. Selenium supplementation corrected the anemia, prevented Heinz body formation, increased the body weight of cows and calves, and elevated blood selenium. This may be the first recorded example of widespread anemia in a population due to selenium deficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)491-493
Number of pages3
Issue number4635
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

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