Dairy Cattle

Milk Fever Lite: Got Calcium? Dynamics of Hypocalcemia and Postpartum Prevention in Dairy Cows

AAVSB RACE - 1 credit is available
ARPAS - 1 credit is available

We will review calcium physiology in the periparturient period of dairy cows and discuss calcium dynamics in cases of subclinical hypocalcemia. We will then cover postpartum calcium supplementation strategies and discuss the importance of postpartum feed intake to reduce the impact of this pervasive disorder.

You Will Learn:
1. Physiology of calcium homeostasis
2. Effects of postpartum injectable calcium on hypocalcemia
3. Composition differences between postpartum oral calcium products
4. Health and production effects of postpartum oral calcium supplementation
  • Milk Fever Lite: Got Calcium?
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: 2 years