White Muscle Disease

A myodegeneration most frequent in calves and lambs whose dams have been fed during gestation or longer on feeds, especially legumes (FABACEAE), grown in certain areas where selenium is either deficient or unavailable in the soil. It has been recorded in many countries. It has been produced experimentally in several species of animals on low-selenium intake. A similar myopathy occurs naturally in goats, deer, foals, and dogs but proof of the etiology is lacking. (Merck Veterinary Manual, 5th ed)
Also Known As:
Disease, White Muscle; Diseases, White Muscle; Muscle Disease, White; Muscle Diseases, White; White Muscle Diseases
Networked: 54 relevant articles (1 outcomes, 8 trials/studies)

Relationship Network

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Stomach Ulcer (Gastric Ulcer)
2. Necrosis
3. Muscular Diseases (Myopathy)
4. Muscular Dystrophies (Muscular Dystrophy)
5. Vitamin E Deficiency


1. Wan Abas, Wan Abu Bakar: 1 article (01/2013)
2. Seifi, Hesam A: 1 article (01/2013)
3. Osman, Noor Azuan Abu: 1 article (01/2013)
4. Pingguan-Murphy, Belinda: 1 article (01/2013)
5. Mohri, Mehrdad: 1 article (01/2013)
6. Ataollahi, Forough: 1 article (01/2013)
7. Wakshlag, J J: 1 article (12/2012)
8. Korn, A E: 1 article (12/2012)
9. Divers, T J: 1 article (12/2012)
10. Mittel, L: 1 article (12/2012)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to White Muscle Disease:
1. SeleniumIBA
2. Vitamin EFDA LinkGeneric
3. Glutathione PeroxidaseIBA
4. Troponin IIBA
5. trans-crotonin (CTN)IBA
6. Sodium Selenite (Selenite)IBA
7. Troponin T (T, Troponin)IBA
8. N-Acetylneuraminic Acid (Sialic Acid)IBA
9. CopperIBA
10. Keshan diseaseIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Injections
2. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
3. Total Parenteral Nutrition
4. Intramuscular Injections