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Calcium deficiency in dairy cows
Calcium deficiency in dairy cows, as is often seen after calving, can be reduced by using the economically feasible feed additives and supplements produced and developed by Kimtec International. At Kimtec International, we provide state of the art, high quality products, suitable for maintaining animal health, for example the health of dairy cows. Kimtec International is represented in many countries, while our products are unique and produced under high quality control standards like GMP and HACCP. Therefore, we distribute our products globally to an extensive customer base consisting of dairy farm owners, dairy consultants and companies in the animal feed industry. How to prevent milk fever? How to maintain a dietary cation anion balance and reduce the dietary cation anion difference? These are all questions Kimtec International is happy to answer for you.
Reducing calcium deficiency in dairy cows by using anionic salts like KatAn®
The development of products for the animal feed industry is one of the main activities of Kimtec International. KatAn® is one of our high quality products that consists of potent and palatable anionic salts, developed especially to prevent calcium deficiency in dairy cows after calving. During calving, the calcium demand of dairy cows increases significantly because the dairy cow has to produce colostrum. This sharply increased calcium demand can cause milk fever; a severe calcium deficiency within 24 hours. Especially older cows have this problem, since the calcium is set free out of the bones too slowly. KatAn®, a group of palatable anionic salts, reduces calcium shortage after calving. With KatAn®, the calcium deficiency in dairy cows, and therefore milk fever, can be resolved.
Dietary cation anion balance or difference: what does it mean and how does it help to prevent milk fever?
Thus, anionic salts help restore the calcium level in dairy cows and therefore the prevention of milk fever. But how does this dietary cation anion balance or difference work? Feeding a typical dry cow ration will lead to a positive dietary cation anion difference, meaning an excess of cations towards anions. This positive dietary cation anion difference can lead to an alkaloid metabolic state, rendering the parathyroid hormone receptors non-functional. As a consequence the dairy cow is unable to mobilize calcium to meet the lactation demands. The anionic salts in our KatAn® products promote a more acidic metabolic state, thus restoring the dietary cation anion balance, which is associated with a decrease of milk fever through an increased functioning of the parathyroid hormone (PTH) receptors.
How to prevent milk fever then? Milk fever can be prevented with the administration of anionic salts. This can be done by using the nutrition additives and supplements by Kimtec International.
What can we do for you?
Are you wondering what Kimtec International can do for you in terms of feed additives and supplements? Or do you have any questions, for example on how to reduce calcium deficiency in dairy cows or how to prevent milk fever? Do not hesitate to give us a call at 0031-167-522121. At Kimtec International we are glad to provide you with more information on everything you need to know on economically feasible additives and supplements for the animal feed industry.