Casein milk proteins: The vet's dilemma

Casein milk proteins: The vet's dilemma

Veterinarians must read the label on a calf milk replacer to determine if curd-forming proteins are utilized.

*Dr. R.M. Thornsberry is a practicing veterinarian with Mid America Veterinary Consulting.

CASEINATE proteins have both a high food value and price, typically forcing them out of calf milk replacer (CMR) formulations.

Dried skim milk is occasionally made available from government stores through inventory rotations. With recent decreased pricing for milk protein components, milk protein concentrate and other milk prote

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