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deficiency

Biology the absence of a gene or a region of a chromosome normally present
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A behavior in animals known as "pica" and cribbing is caused by a mineral deficiency, and the same behavior in people is called the "munchies.
Multi Vitamin - provides dogs with the vitamins and minerals they need, reducing the risk of vitamin or mineral deficiency and preventing poor coat, inflammation, lethargy and additional undesirable conditions.
It is a question of reaching out to whole populations to protect them against the devastating consequences of even moderate forms of vitamin and mineral deficiency.
It could also be a virus or a vitamin or mineral deficiency, which can be diagnosed by blood tests.
The chickens are suffering from some type of mineral deficiency and the acid in the vinegar was helping to make it available.
Although the average American child is in no danger of suffering anytime soon from a vitamin or mineral deficiency, that doesn't mean they wouldn't benefit from a more nutritious diet.
To maximize selenium's health benefits and to prevent mineral deficiency, many people supplement their diets with a variety of selenium products out on the market.
But 94% believe fad diets cannot be followed as part of a healthy lifestyle and 96% believe they can have significant health risks to those who follow them including vitamin and mineral deficiency (91%) and impaired kidney function (49%).
Examples of some common mineral deficiency problems in livestock are lack of appetite; difficulty in rebreeding in females; low sex drive and low quality semen in males; abortions; retention of placentas; premature, weak or sickly offspring and their susceptibility to navel ill; premature aging; depraved appetites (e.