thiomolybdate

thiomolybdate

forms insoluble complexes in the rumen with copper, contributing to the development of nutritional deficiency of copper.
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For example, Mo enrichment near the formation boundaries, which is not coupled with enhanced U and V abundances, may indicate that euxinic conditions favourable for activation of thiomolybdate switch (Helz et al.
Intravenous administration of thiomolybdate for the treatment and prevention of chronic copper poisoning in sheep.
These sulfides react with molybdate to form thiomolybdates which bind with copper forming highly insoluble complex and do not release copper rendering it unavailable to the animal leading to copper deficiency (Akhtar, 2006).