Description of Optical Refractometer
With this optical refractometer, you will be able to estimate in farm the quality of the colostrum.
The newborn calf don’t have any immunity. The only protection : colostrum.
From the 6th day after the birth, it begins to synthesize antibodies and the acquired immunity raise 3 in 5 weeks after the birth. A necessary additional protection is brought by the mother through the colostrum to make the transition. The calf is completely dependent on antibodies brought by the colostrum. The colostrum, naturally rich in antibodies and in antibacterial proteins, participates actively in the digestive security of the young calf.