dairy cows

Subclinical hypocalcemia must be watched, managed

Cows with subclinical hypocalcemia are not always easy to identify.

*Dr. Joel Pankowski is manager of field services at Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition.

CLINICAL hypocalcemia, or milk fever, is usually pretty easy to spot, especially as it progresses into its later stages.

Clinical milk fever cases are generally defined by three distinct stages that dairy consultants have been conditioned to observe.

Stage I features loss of appetite, excitability, nervousnes

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