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Disease White Muscle Disease

Name White Muscle Disease
Synonyms Diseases, White Muscle | Disease, White Muscle | Muscle Diseases, White | Muscle Disease, White | White Muscle Diseases
Definition A myodegeneration most frequent in calves and lambs whose dams have been fed during gestation or longer on feeds, especially legumes (FABACEAE), grown in certain areas where selenium is either deficient or unavailable in the soil. It has been recorded in many countries. It has been produced experimentally in several species of animals on low-selenium intake. A similar myopathy occurs naturally in goats, deer, foals, and dogs but proof of the etiology is lacking. (Merck Veterinary Manual, 5th ed)
Categories Animal disease
MeSH® ID D014912

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DiseasesAnimal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Muscular Dystrophy, Animal Has associated chemicals Has associated genes White Muscle Disease

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