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What exactly is dietary cation anion difference?

After calving a cow, milk fever occurs in dairy cattle because of low blood calcium levels. It is a result of calcium moving into milk. Maintaining a dietary cation anion balance and reducing the dietary cation anion difference is essential to prevent milk fever. Normally when you feed a typical dry cow ration, it will lead to a positive dietary cation anion difference. But what exactly is this? It means an excess of cations towards anions. When there is a positive dietary cation anion difference, it can lead to an alkaloid metabolic state. The parathyroid hormone receptors will be non-functional then. It will all result in the fact that the dairy cow is unable to mobilize calcium to meet the lactation demands. But how can you promote a more acidic metabolic state? What will help to maintain the health of dairy cows? Palatable anionic salts is the answer.

The use of anionic salts

A nutritional approach to managing milk fever involves monitoring specific elements in the diet. To reduce the incidence of milk fever there are various anionic products on the market. One of them is anionic salts. Anionic salts help restore the calcium level in dairy cows and therefore the prevention of milk fever. It promotes a more acidic metabolic state and restores the dietary cation anion balance. So how can milk fever be prevented? With the administration of anionic salts which can be done by using nutrition additives.

Additives and supplements

At Kimtec International, they provide you with economically feasible feed additives and supplements such as the high-quality KatAn®. It consists potent and palatable anionic salts, developed especially to prevent calcium deficiency in dairy cows after calving. The supplements are suitable for maintaining animal health, are unique, and are produced under high-quality control standards like GMP and HACCP. Would you like to know more about the feed additives and supplements that Kimtec International has to offer? Or how to reduce calcium deficiency in dairy cows? Just give them a call!