Story: Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer

Zinc capsules for facial eczema

Zinc capsules for facial eczema

Te Aroha farmer Gladys Reid was the first to advocate treating animals with regular doses of zinc to protect them from facial eczema. This has subsequently become recommended practice. Zinc will not cure animals already affected. These zinc oxide capsules are being manufactured at Ruakura Research Centre, Hamilton.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 8 July 2004
Photograph by Derek Flynn

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Gary Clark, Neville Grace and Ken Drew, 'Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer - Sheep external parasites and fungal diseases', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17521/zinc-capsules-for-facial-eczema (accessed 10 May 2021)

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