Milk and Milk Products Studies on Milk Fever in Dairy Cows. Iii. Further Studies on the effect of Vitamin D on some of the Blood Changes at Parturition and the Composition of Colostrum in Normal and Milk-Fever Cows
Hibbs, J.W.; Pounden, W.D.; Krauss, W.E.
J. Dairy Sci 34(9): 855-64
In an extension of a previous experiment mainly concerned with blood composition, 9 of 18 cows were given capsules containing 5 million units of vitamin D daily for 2 weeks before and 3 days after calving. No consistent differences in colostrum composition were observed as a result of this treatment which did not reduce the milk fever incidence.