Drought can cause Vitamin A deficiency

Drought can cause Vitamin A deficiency

Glenn Selk

FarmTalk

Vitamin A is rarely a concern in range cattle nutritional programs because it is readily synthesized from carotene that is common in green growing plants. However, in drought situations where plants become dead or dormant, the carotene content becomes practically devoid and may lead to a deficiency of the precursor to vitamin A.

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