Milk Fever in large animals is a multi-factorial disease due to errors in metabolism. The demands for calcium, magnesium, and other nutrients are huge at the time of parturition and can lead to what is commonly known as Milk Fever. Management practices in nutrient availability can alleviate to some degree the severity of this disease. Many nutrient strategies are employed to control Milk Fever in the dairy industry.
By providing the proper nutrients and stimulation of the immune system, we can successfully combat Milk Fever. The feeding of Karbo Combo+ Pellets three weeks prior to calving at the level of two ounces AM and PM has greatly reduced the incidence of Milk Fever in susceptible cows. To further protect the cow and aid her production demands, many producers maintain the level at one ounce AM and PM until the cow is pronounced pregnant.