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CRETINISM IN ANGORA GOATS

G.F. BATH, D. WENTZEL, and E.M. VAN TONDER

 

ABSTRACT: Bath G.F.; Wentzel D.; van Tonder E.M. Cretinism in Angora goats. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association (1979) 50 No.4 237-239 (En) Regional Veterinary Laboratory, Private Bag X528, 5900 Middelburg, Rep. of South Africa.

 

An outbreak of goitre and hypothyroidism in newborn Angora kids is described. The does had been grazing on lucerne from the time of mating and received a free-choice lick, which included iodine. Investigations revealed that the condition was iodine-responsive, and was probably caused by a goitrogen like thiocyanate.

 

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Journal South Africa Veterinary Medical Association Vol 50(4)