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Thursday, 21 January 2010

What is Colostrum , What does it do and why do my baby goats need it?

Baby goats cannot utilize the immunity properties of colostrum after 24 hours of life, the first 12 hours being when they are able to assimilate the  qualities of this colostrum at it's highest potential and the following 12 hours about half of what they were able to utilize in the first 12 hours. After 24 hours  the colostrum becomes rich food for baby and the baby's body no long is able to draw from the antibodies it provided. 

Colostrum provides the antibodies in the first milk from the doe to the kids- the kids are born without an immune system of their own, drinking colostrum from the mom provides immunity to things mom has come in contact with on her  farm-  This being said.. It takes approximately 5 months for a goat to build immunity to things in it's environment, SO if you have a doe who  you brought to your home say 3 months prior to kidding, that doe has not yet built antibodies to the things she is now in contact with at your farm- therefore, the colostrum she is providing for the kids will not  provide immunity to the things at YOUR farm- but will provide immunity to the things from the previous farm the doe resided. ALSO If I have a farm directly across the road from Your farm, my  immune system in my goats will still be different than Your farm immunities. So If I need colostrum or you need colostrum and we get it from one another, our babies are not being given antibodies for immunity to thier environment.  (THIS HAS been verifiied by more than one research goat veterinarian, Including Colorado Serum company who makes vaccines etc.) NOW THIS being said,, what makes anyone think  (including the companies who make them) that store bought colostrum substitutes or supplements will provide immunity to anything at all?

It's a marketing  ploy for purchasing one more product we really  do not need.  While it may provide great vitamins and minerals etc.. it DOES NOT provide immune system requirements for the kids. You are safe to use any saved  or recently gathered colostrum for any doe on your farm  who has lived there for 5 months or longer.  As long as the kid ingests this within the first 24 hours of life preferably the first 12 hours.


AGRI LABORATORIES LTD.

Colostrx Plus ingredients:

Bovine Serum, Dried Whey, Lecithin, Mineral Oil, Polyoxyethylene Glycol (400) Mono & Dioleates, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Magnesium Sulfate.

Sav-A-Caf USDA Colostrum Supplement
Ingredients:
Dried milk (feed grade), dried whey, polyethylene glycol and/or glycerine, silicon dioxide, vitamin E supplement, iron sulfate, zinc sulfate, choline chloride, vitamin A acetate, D-calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, calcium carbonate, ascorbic acid, niacin supplement, dicalcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, riboflavin supplement, sodiumchloride, vitamin D3 supplement, ethylenediaminedihydroxide, pyroxidine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B12 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), sodium selenite, cobalt sulfate, folic acid, mineral oil, artificial flavor, Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Lactobacillus lactis fermentation product, Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, Streptococcus diacetylactis fermentation product, Bifidobacterium bifidum fermentation product

Colostrum Supplement
Manna Pro®

Ingredients:
Dried whey protein concentrate, dried whey, animal fat (preserved with BHA, BHT, citric acid and ethoxyquin), dried bovine colostrum, dried whey product, dextrose, lecithin, ethoxylated mono-diglycerides, propylene glycol, calcium carbonate, dicalcium phosphate, dried skimmed milk, sodium silico aluminate, l-lysine, ferrous sulfate, choline chloride, magnesium sulfate, vitamin E supplement, artificial flavor, ascorbic acid, dl-methionine, zinc sulfate, vitamin A supplement, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, niacin supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, biotin, riboflavin supplement, cobalt sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, calcium iodate, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid.

Ultra Start™ Sav-A-Caf®

Milk Products, LLC



Ingredients:

Dried bovine colostrums, animal fat (preserved with BHA, BHT, citric acid and ethoxyquin), dried whey protein concentrate, dried whey product, dried whey, dried skimmed milk, coconut oil, lecithin, ethoxylated mono & diglycerides, calcium carbonate, yeast primary dehydrated and brewer’s dried  yeast, dried corn syrup, sodium silico aluminate, dicalcium phosphate. L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate,  vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, choline chloride, magnesium sulfate, potassium sorbate (preservative), zinc sulfate, DlL- methionine, vitamin A supplement, manganese sulfate, ascorbic acid, dried milk protein, sodium selenite,niacin supplement, vitamin D3  supplement, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, calcium lodate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), biotin, riboflavin supplement, cobalt sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, pyroxidine hydrochloride, vitamin B12   supplement, folic acid, artificial flavor.

Calf’s Choice Total® Dried Colostrum

The Saskatoon Colostrum Co. Ltd.

Thsi one doesn't even say what all it has in it..

Ingredients:

Contains more than 100 grams of globulin proteins and is made only from natural bovine colostrums.

 

Colostrum info


My point being.. which of the ingredients say antibodies?
While some may be decent supplements,  being that the package says colostrum supplement, people are fooled into thinking they have now protected the kids with colostrum which they in fact have not.

There are three types of serum proteins, including  globulin, albumin, as well as fibrinogen. Which is why I suppose people used to add egg to milk to "make colostrum"



This is a clip from Goat Medicine supporting my views on colostrum supplements

Furthermore..

Human colostrum

Newborns have very small digestive systems, and colostrum delivers its nutrients in a very concentrated low-volume form. It has a mild laxative effect, encouraging the passing of the baby's first stool, which is called meconium. This clears excess bilirubin, a waste product of dead red blood cells which is produced in large quantities at birth due to blood volume reduction, from the infant's body and helps prevent jaundice. Colostrum is known to contain antibodies called immunoglobulins such as IgA, IgG and IgM in mammals. IgA is absorbed  through the intestinal epithelium, travels through the blood, and is secreted onto other Type 1 mucosal surfaces. These are the major components of the adaptive immune system. Other immune components of colostrum include the major components of the innate immune system, such as lactoferrin,lysozyme,lactoperoxidase,complement, and proline-rich polypeptides (PRP). A number of cytokines (small messenger peptides that control the functioning of the immune system) are found in colostrum as well, including interleukins, tumor necrosis factor, chemokines, and others. Colostrum also contains a number of growth factors, such as insulin-like growth factors I, and II, transforming growth factors alpha, beta 1 and beta 2, fibroblast growth factors,epidermal growth factor, granulocyte-macrophage-stimulating growth factor, platelet-derived growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor, and colony-stimulating factor-1.

Chemically, colostrum is very rich in proteins, vitamin A, and sodium chloride, but contains lower amounts of carbohydrates, lipids, and potassium than normal milk. The most pertinent bioactive components in colostrum are growth factors and antimicrobial factors. The antibodies in colostrum provide passive immunity while growth factors stimulate the development of the gut. They are passed to the neonate and provide the first protection against pathogens. The passive immunity from the mother gets transferred to the newborn.



In animal husbandry

Livestock breeders commonly bank colostrum from their animals. Colostrum produced on a breeder's own premises is considered to be superior to colostrum from other sources, because it is produced by animals already exposed to (and thus making antibodies to) pathogens occurring on the premises.


ALSO keep in mind, the best colostrum used to freeze for later use  or orphan kids, is the colostrum collected at  or before 12 hours of kidding- as this colostrum has the highest concentration of lg - this concentration falls rapidly in the does colostrum after 12 hours of freshening. Kids need to intake  90mls (1 ounce is 30mls so basically 3 ounces per feeding  for at least 3 feedings in a 12-24 hour period) at least 3 feedings within a 12-24 hour period after brith - remembering the first 12 hours is most important. Figure no less than 10% of the baby's body weight in colostrum inthe first 12 hours. (a 10lb baby  will need no less than 1lb (16 ounces) of colostrum in the first 12 hours - NOT to be given all in one feeding)

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