Vitamin D poisoning

calendar icon 3 December 2018
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An excess of vitamin D would be unusual but where it occurs either by faulty additions to feed or by long acting injections clinical symptoms would be seen.

These would include poor growth rates increased ??? and because calcium may be deposited in the lungs and heart, signs of respiratory problems. Provided the case has not progressed removal of the excess from the diet will allow a response in 3-4 weeks.

Emily Houghton

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Emily Houghton is a Zoology graduate from Cardiff University and was the editor of The Pig Site from October 2017 to May 2020. Emily has worked in livestock husbandry, and has written, conducted and assisted with research projects regarding the synthesis of welfare and productivity of free-range food species.

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