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Probiotics support transition cow health, immune function

Management and ration changes like adding probiotic to close-up and fresh cow diets can help cows cope with stress during transition.

One of the most demanding times in the life of a dairy cow is the period three weeks before and after calving. This transition increases the cow’s risk for illness and metabolic disorders, which can result in severe productivity losses.

“Transition cows are often exposed to stressors such as pen movements, ration changes or environmental stress,” noted Dr. Angel Aguilar, technical services manager at Lallemand Animal Nutrition. “These stressors can take a toll

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