Not all Calcium Boluses are Created Equal

Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:02AM - 11:59PM
Event: Dairy Day
Tags: Calcium Boluses, dairy day, Roger Thomson

Pre-recorded – AVAILABLE ALL DAY

High production dairy operations challenge a cow’s ability to maintian proper calcium blood levels during a critical post -partum stage of lacation. During this time, her metabolism needs to adjuct to the increase in calcium demand. Clincal and subclincal hypocalcemia may result in the increased incidence of conditions such as retained placenta, displaced abomasum, ketosis and reduced milk yeild. Routine administration of calcium bolsus at fressening has been shown to reduce the incidence of these post-partum issues. It is very important that the calcium bolus contains a rabidly absorbed calcium and has a protective outer coating that allows for easy swallowing and prevents esophageal irritation. In this presentation, we compare our Cal-Boost to other calcium bolsus in the market place. All calcium boluses are not created equal. As your veterinarian confirmthat the calcium bolus you are using is effective and safe.