Prevent subclinical milk fever! Read this alarming article we translated from the Dutch magazine Boerderij.
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More than half of cows suffer from subclinical milk fever.
Michigan – Blood samples from more than 5.000 American transitional cows over a period of 2,5 years show that 55% of these animals suffers from subclinical milk fever. That is reported by bovine vet online based on a research by the Dairy Technical Specialists team of Pince Agri Products in Michigan.
De cows were regarded subclinical ill if their clood calcium concentrations were below 8,0 mg/dl. More recent research showed that cows with a concentration of 8,5 already suffer from the negative effects of subclinical milkfever. The costs of subclinical milk fever are estimated on $125,- (€100,-) while a clinical case of milk fever costs $ 300,- (€240,-).
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