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Manganese: overview

Contributor(s): Alistair Macrae , Julia Moorhouse

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Introduction

  • Manganese is required for the function of a variety of enzymes involved in cartilage and bone development, metabolism and anti-oxidant roles. 
  • Dietary content varies widely due to plant species and processing. Increased soil pH (for example liming) will reduce manganese uptake by plants.

Metabolism

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Signs of deficiency

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Supplementation

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMed Resource.
  • Gunn G, Caldow G & Lowman B (2000) Congential joint laxity and dwarfism in cattle. Veterinary Record 147 pp 199-200.

Other sources of information

  • Suttle N (2010) Manganese. In: Mineral Nutrition of Livestock. 4th Edn. Ed: Suttle N. CABI, Wallingford, Oxford. pp 355-376.


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