ISSN 2398-2993      

Colostrum

obovis

Synonym(s): Calf nutrition, Passive transfer


Colostrum

Colostrum is the first “milk” produced by the cow at the time of calving.

A Brix refractometer ©Ash Phipps

How important is colostrum?

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Timing of colostrum supplementation and volume fed

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How can colostrum be fed?

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What are the consequences of inadequate colostrum intake?

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What about the quality of the colostrum?

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What factors may affect the calf’s ability to absorb antibodies?

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What factors affect the quality of the colostrum?

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How should colostrum be stored and handled?

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Can colostrum be pasteurised?

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What types of colostrum are available?

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