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Milk fever (Hypocalcemia), an Important Metabolic Disorder

Milk fever is a metabolic disorder usually seen in cattle and buffaloes after giving birth. It is due to low calcium level in milk which causes economic loss. The signs and symptoms include low respiration rate, constipation, bloat, and in the last stage animal goes down in a sitting position. The main cause of this disorder is improper feed management during the dry period. The addition of extra calcium to the animal diet is beneficial in milk fever.

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