The effect of feeding sodium aluminum silicate in the prepartum period on serum mineral concentrations in multiparous Holstein Cows
Published on: 03/05/2018
Author/s : A. L. Kerwin*, C. M. Ryan*, B. M. Leno*, M. Jakobsen †, P. Theilgaard‡ , and T. R. Overton*. *Department of Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. † Protekta Inc., Lucknow, Ontario, Canada ‡ Vitfoss, Graasten, Denmark
• Most cows are unable to elude some level of hypocalcemia in the immediate postpartum period, with 40 to 70% of multiparous cows developing subclinical hypocalcemia (SCH; Reinhardt et al., 2011; Caixeta et al., 2015; Neves et al., 2017).• Supplementing anions in prepartum rations is a common strategy to improve blood Ca concentrations however, SCH is often not eliminated (...