hypocuprosis

hypocuprosis

disease state caused by abnormally low level of copper in the blood.
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Cattle hypocuprosis in Argentina associated with periodically flooded soils Livestock ProdSci 55: 47-52.
The diversified etiological factors associated with this disease in different parts of the continent include dietary phosphorous deficiency, hypermolyb- denosis, hypocuprosis and haemolytic agents from cruciferous/toxic plants such as saponin in sugar beets alfalfa and berseem whereas S-methyl cystein sulfoxide in brassica (Radostits et al.
Findings of present study are in agreement with the previously reported pattern from North America where low level of serum inorganic phosphorous without hypocuprosis and Heinz bodies was recorded as characteristic finding associated with this disease whereas; contrary to the pattern reported from Newzealand where decreased serum and liver copper with Heinz bodies in erythrocytes were prominent alterations in haemoglobinuric animals but hypophosphataemia was not recorede as consistent finding.
In the present study, hypocuprosis was not recorded in haemoglobinuric buffaloes which might be the reason for absence of Heinz bodies in erythrocytes of effected animals.