What is the right calcium level for a negative DCAD diet?

What is the right calcium level for a negative DCAD diet?
6/26/2017

ows with SCH produce less milk, are more prone to other metabolic and infectious diseases and have impaired fertility. Conservative estimates for lost income due to SCH range between $125 and $150 per case, so preventing SCH should be a high priority on every dairy.

The best approach to reducing the incidence of SCH (and clinical milk fever (MF)) is through prepartum feeding of a negative Dietary Cation Anion Difference (DCAD) diet. Most industry people agree on that point, but differ on the dietary recommendations of the ration. One of the primary points of difference revolves around the proper calcium level to feed prepartum.

This article lists a few questions and answers regarding a negative DCAD ration and how it can reduce the incidence of SCH. Click here to read the article.

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