Rob Mintern in field with cows.Nutritionist Rob Mintern
Calcium binders can have a role to play in reducing milk fever incidence on farms where providing dry cows with low potassium diets is a challenge. Milk fever can occur at calving when a cow is unable to mobilise enough calcium to meet increased demand for milk production. Feeding high calcium diets pre-calving can exacerbate the problem as a cow will downgrade her own hormonal mechanisms for mobilising calcium. This means she is unable to react quick enough to mobilise […]