Open Access Case Report

Prevention of Milk Fever: A Herd Health Approach to Dairy Cow Nutrition

Nese Kocabagli*

Department of Animal Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Turkey

Corresponding Author

Received Date: September 27, 2018;  Published Date: October 12, 2018


Milk fever (parturient paresis-hypocalcemia), a metabolic disease, affects high producing dairy animals usually within one or two days after calving, resulting in a huge reduction in milk production. Therefore, the disease becomes economically important. Hypocalcemia can also be a cause of acidosis, ketosis, mastitis, retained placenta, displaced abomasum and metritis. This article presents a practical, on-farm approach for the prevention of milk fever in dairy cattle.

Keywords: Dairy cows; Milk fever; Nutrition

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