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Phosphorus deficient lamb showing weakness of front leg bones. This is often accompanied by joint weakness and pain. It is commonly refered to as Rickets. The bones and joints lose their mineral content, and become soft and bend easily. Usually all bones in the body become soft, but the problem is only evident in weight-bearing bones. This can also be cause by deficiencies of calcium and vitamin D.

Phosphorus deficiency in the lamb

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Digital Credit: Dr. Todd See

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Description: Phosphorus deficient lamb showing weakness of front leg bones. This is often accompanied by joint weakness and pain. It is commonly refered to as Rickets. The bones and joints lose their mineral content, and become soft and bend easily. Usually all bones in the body become soft, but the problem is only evident in weight-bearing bones. This can also be cause by deficiencies of calcium and vitamin D.

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