Research shows that potassium sorbate inhibits bacterial growth in refrigerated colostrum. (Please see related article on page 44 in the May 2006 issue.)

If you’d like to try it, ask your veterinarian to prepare a 50-percent potassium sorbate solution. (Food-grade potassium sorbate can be purchased in bulk and reconstituted.) You also can prepare it yourself, using the protocol found at:

For directions on how to mix the solution with fresh colostrum, go to: