Vitamin D-responsive rickets in neonatal lambs.

TitleVitamin D-responsive rickets in neonatal lambs.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsVan Saun RJ
JournalThe Canadian veterinary journal. La revue vétérinaire canadienne
Volume45
Issue10
Pagination841-4
Date Published2004 Oct
ISSN0008-5286
KeywordsAnimals, Animals, Newborn, Animals, Suckling, Blood Chemical Analysis, Diagnosis, Differential, Rickets, Sheep, Sheep Diseases, Vitamin D
Abstract

An unusual clinical presentation of rickets in nursing lambs is described. Two sets of twin nursing lambs were presented for enlarged joints and mild angular deformity. Rickets was suspected, based on radiographic evidence. Vitamin D deficiency was determined to be the cause, based on serum concentration and response to therapy.

Alternate JournalCan. Vet. J.