Compromised immunity and decreased muscle tone due to calcium deficiency can be associated with increased incidence of retained foetal membranes in dairy cows. Kemin’s formulating ruminant health programme for pre-calving cows (last 21 days before calving) in which the diets were made acidogenic with NutriCAB™, the incidence of retained foetal membranes reduced from 28.7 % to 5.4% (average of 4 farms).
Graph: Changes in the incidences of retained foetal membranes after the introduction of NutriCAB
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