Farm Innovation GERM MAP free colostrum by Flandres Animal HealthClick here for resource
Significant Impact Group(s): Feed / gut health \ Early feeding (colostrum/feed) – Early feeding (colostrum/feed)
Species targeted: Dairy;
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.
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Where to find the original material: (in English)