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Are your calves getting enough colostrum?

July 28, 2020

Are you having problems with scouring calves, or calf deaths?

By blood sampling six healthy calves aged between 0-7 days old, we can check if the system is working as expected – the MVS COLOSTRUM CHECK

Newborn calves are highly vulnerable, as they are born with zero immunity and completely dependent on receiving it from the first milking (Gold Colostrum).

Colostrum quality must be high and they must receive it quickly – ideally within 12 hours – for immunity to be assured.