COLOSTRUM

The thick and yellowish secretion collected from the mammary gland at the first milking after calving. The colostrum is low in lactose but normally high in total solid (24%). It is rich in fat, proteins and antibodies that help the new born calf to fight infectious diseases. The secretion collected from the second to the eighth milking is referred to as "transition milk" because of it intermediate composition between colostrum and whole milk.




Keywords:COLOSTRUM   Doc ID:56099
Owner:Antonio A.Group:DS 414 Ruminant Nutrition
Created:2015-09-10 11:54 CSTUpdated:2020-08-30 14:31 CST
Sites:DS 414 Ruminant Nutrition, DS 825 Ruminant Nutrition Physiology
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