Vitamin A Deficiency in Sheep and Cattle


Vitamin A deficiency occurs most commonly due to a lack of vitamin A in the diet, or inhibition of absorption from the digestive tract. It is commonly seen in cattle and sheep in feedlots, and also those being fed high concentrate diets in the absence of green pasture, as is common during droughts.

Topics in this Primefact include:

  • Signs of deficiency
  • When does deficiency occur?
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Sources of Vitamin A
  • Supplementation


Primefact 1697 First Edition

Published: Jul 2019