Updated: May 18
Unfortunately, we are seeing plenty of this in the field this season already, due to low levels of magnesium in pasture as soil temps drop. Things to consider:
Mg is the only mineral that cannot be stored by the animal and needs to be fed every day
Mg is absorbed in the rumen, so if fibre levels are low, cows scour and even less Mg is absorbed
Signs of Grass Tetany include skittish, erratic behaviour, sharp drop in milk production/calf growth rates, dead
Supplementing with Bovine Boost has been shown to be a cost-effective way to reduce losses in production. No molasses, cows will self-regulate and only take what they need. Easy.
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