Description of Refractometer
With only some drops, this refractometer will allow you:
– to estimate in farm the quality of the colostrum
– to estimate the quality of the transfer of passive immunity to the calf
– to estimate in farm of the concentration of the milk replacer</strong >
At birth, calve don’t have any immunity. The only prtection is provided by colostrum.
Since the 6th day after birth, calves begin to produce antibodies and the acquired immunity is efficient at 3 to 5 weeks after 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 antibody and in antibacterial proteins, participates actively in the digestive safety of the young calf.
This refractometer is a tool 3 in 1, simple, fast, and usable in farm.