Section 14
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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


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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.

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