Farm Innovation GERM MAP free colostrum by Flandres Animal Health

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Significant Impact Group(s): Feed / gut health \ Early feeding (colostrum/feed) – Early feeding (colostrum/feed)
Species targeted: Dairy;
Age: Young;
Summary: Survey about colostrum:
When colostrum is infected with Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP), 90% of the germs can be eliminated on-farm using a curdling process. When an externally-located centrifugation treatment is used, this rate increases to 98%. Both methods keep the required amounts of life-sustaining bioactive proteins while the prevention of intestinal infections is strongly reduced.
From the project results, it appears that farmers whose cattle have a limited infection can treat their colostrum on farm. For heavier infections external treatment is recommended.
46 Farm Innovation – GERM MAP free colostrum by Flandres Animal Health
Where to find the original material: (in English)
https://www.ilvo.vlaanderen.be/language/en-US/EN/Press-and-Media/Newsletter/Survey/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/3927/Germ-free-colostrum-Reduction-of-Mycobacterium-avium-subsp-paratuberculosis-MAP-in-cow-colostrum.aspx#.XodPp4gzZPZ;
Country: BE

46 Farm Innovation – GERM MAP free colostrum by Flandres Animal Health