Hypocalcemia and the transition cow
presented by: Jesse Goff, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim Animal Health

A high potassium diet makes a cow’s blood pH become alkaline, slowing the tissue’s ability to respond to parathyroid hormone (PTH). This causes blood calcium to remain low, upsetting muscle contraction and immune function. Feeding an anionic diet can restore tissue sensitivity, and strategies to achieve a good anion program are discussed in this webinar.