Cattle diseases, Dairy cows, Milk fever, Parturient hypocalcemia.
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The condition known as milk fever is almost essentially a disease of parturition or calving and principally affects those animals which are noted for heavy milk production. The earliest cases of the disease were recorded in the year 1806, and it is interesting to note that their occurrence was coincident with the period when it became customary to feed dairy cows more liberally for the purpose of increasing production.
Toop, C. R.
"Milk fever (Parturient hypocalcemia) in the dairy cow,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 7
, Article 4.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture3/vol7/iss5/4