Milk fever mystery

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Milk fever is an infrequent problem at the W.H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute in Chazy, N.Y., but at the end of January the farm saw three cases of the fresh-cow disorder.

“The blood calcium level in these cows tested low and they had the clinical signs of milk fever,” says Anna Pape in the March 2012 Miner Farm Report. “An analysis of the close-up TMR showed that the mineral levels were on target and matched almost exactly to what was on paper.”

What went wrong and how did they fix it? To find out, read “What’s happening on the farm” (page 6) of the March 2012 Miner Farm Report.

Source: Miner Institute Farm Report, March 2012

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