1The Importance of Calcium in Animals' NutritionCalcium and Phosphor exist in all animals' s body in the biggest percentage of all the other inorganic elements.
A percentage of 99% of all body's Calcium is found in the bones and teeth of which it is the basic ingredient together with Phosphor and Magnesium.
It is also a significant ingredient of the cells and the and the tissue liquids and is necessary for the function of enzymes which are responsible for the neuromuscular excitability as well for the nervous stimulus transfer while it contributes to blood coagulation as a component of the plasma.
When Calcium in the ration is not enough to cover the needs of the new growing animals mainly, problems such as delay to their growth, bones structure problems, rachitic phenomenon and laces are noticed.
Calcium deficiency in adult animals causes skeleton decalcification which leads to the bones thinning, Osteomalacia and Osteoporosis, anoestrus, and fertility problems.
Reduction of blood coagulation capacity with possible internal bleeding, reduction of the dairy production at the levels available for the synthesis of calcium lactate and reduction of the heart rate are also some of the symptoms of the Calcium deficiency.
The most common metabolic disease in the sector of dealing with milk productive animals is the " Milk Fever " or as commonly known " Hypocalcaemia " which appears in high milk productivity dairy cows and ewes, usually after birth. The most common reason for the creation of this problem is feeding the animals at the last stage of gestation with a ration deficient in Calcium.
CALCIBLOCK has been developed especially for the needs of pregnant and lactating animals helping the Calcium supplementation of rations poor in Calcium preventing in this way the risk of problems such as the above to appear to animals due to Calcium deficiency.
It’s high levels of Calcium, makes it ideal for young developing animals as well and its use is considered absolutely necessary especially during the perinatal period while its contribution is essential as Calcium supplementation of the ration to strained animals and animals fed out in the pasture.