New research from the University of California-Davis indicates milk production increases in cows that received 2 doses of QuadriCal® MINI calcium boluses after calving. The study included 1,175 Jersey and Jersey/Holstein cross cattle. Preliminary results, in an article in the Oct. 19 issue of Progressive Dairyman, includes these key findings:
- Milk yield increased by 1.98 pounds per day across all cows over three post-calving milk tests.
- Cows with a previous lactation of more than 338 days and lame cows had significant milk production increases of 4.19 and 3.75 pounds per day, respectively.
- Researchers concluded “postpartum oral supplementation with two doses of 50 to 60 grams of calcium increased serum calcium concentration and reduced the prevalence of subclinical hypocalcemia.”
The research was presented at the American Association of Bovine Practitioners conference in September, 2018. For more information, contact your Bio-Vet sales representative or call 1-800-246-8381.
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