Drought Aftermath: Missouri Vets Reporting Vitamin E, Selenium Problems

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While much of the Midwest has recovered from the drought that parched the area last year, horses are continuing to experience effects from the hot, dry summer of 2006. Due to a bad hay crop, University of Missouri-Columbia veterinarians are reporting an increased number of horses in that state with chronic selenosis and vitamin E deficiency. Both of these problems can be fatal.

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