pISSN:1309 - 6958       eISSN:2146 - 1953
1999, Cilt 15, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 139-145
Using Possibilities of Unsalable Milk in Calf Feeding
Cavit Arslan1, Fatma İnal2
1K Ü. Veteriner Fakültesi, Hayvan Besleme ve Beslenme Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, KARS
2S.Ü. Veteriner Fakültesi, Hayvan Besleme ve Beslenme Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, KONYA
Keywords: Fermented colostrum, discard milk, mastitic milk
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Colostrum should be fed to calves as soon after birth as possible to protect against disease, Colostral milk produced the first 3 to 5 days postpartum is not marketable and usually is produced in excess of the calf's requirement, Surplus colostrum can be Irozen and stored for a period of 1 year or longer. Also unsalable milk product has been fermented and fed to calves instead of commercial milk replacors or normal milk. Fermented colostrum for young calves is an excellent source of nutrients. Also it is an effective and economic alternative to whole milk or milk re placer in diet of young calves, Mastitic milk and discard milk (unmarketable milk from cows that were treated for mastitis, metritis or other healthy problems) may be fed fresh, natural fermented or preserved with on organic acid and other chemical (NaHC03, Na-benzoat, bacterial culture, formaldehyde) for subsequent use. Abnormal milk (bloody or watery) shouldn't be fed. Milk from cows treated with antibiotics for mastitis and other disorders can be fed safely to calves, 11 can be fed in Iresh or fermented form.