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Managing Calcium in the dairy cow

Everything you need to know about managing the most important mineral in the dairy cow calcium.

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Tommy looks at calcium control and management in our dairy farms.

What are the targets for calcium control.

Understand why? Calcium is so important to regulate it particularly around calving time?

What are the clinical signs of low blood calcium. Why is subclinical hypocalcemia such a huge issue.

Talking about managing the cow with milk fever (hypocalcemia).

Looking at what we need to do to regulate calcium.

How can we manage the risk?

What cows are most at risk on farm when we talk about milk fever?

Measuring calcium status on farm.

Forage analysis interpreting the results.

What steps can you take at herd level to reduce the risk of hypocalcemia.

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Your Instructor


Tommy Heffernan
Tommy Heffernan

Tommy Heffernan MVB gradcert DHH Cowsignals trainer is a veterinary consultant with a passion for imporving on farm performance and health.



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