Re: Copper Control

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In a message dated 10/5/98 1:56:08 PM Eastern Daylight Time,

<It is a Bedlington Terrier that it prone to excessive copper.  I can't
remember the name associated with it but it is genetic in these dogs more so
than any other breed.>

Actually, both the Bedlington and West Highland white terriers are affected by
this disease.  It does have a genetic basis, however, many of the details have
slipped my mind.  Also sheep on a molybdenum deficient diet can be affected by
copper toxicosis that results in a hemolytic crisis.  I hope that helps.

Ronald C. Bell, D.V.M.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists

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