Story: Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer

Multi-mineral salt block

Multi-mineral salt block

Multi-mineral salt blocks are hard, rock-like manufactured blocks that contain a range of trace elements. They can be scattered around a farm for animals to lick. The blocks are usually mainly salt (sodium chloride), but can also contain calcium, iodine, copper, cobalt, iron, selenium and zinc.

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Gary Clark, Neville Grace and Ken Drew, 'Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer - Mineral nutrition diseases – causes and detection', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17488/multi-mineral-salt-block (accessed 2 December 2020)

Story by Gary Clark, Neville Grace and Ken Drew, published 24 Nov 2008