A disease caused by a deficiency of magnesium, which affects ruminants in particular, which produce milk. The disease appears particularly in early spring due to the deficiency of magnesium in the green fodder provided or during grazing
The disease also appears in calves in the post-weaning phase due to a lack of magnesium levels
The most important symptoms that indicate the onset of the disease
- The animal suddenly stops grazing and shows abnormal signs of anxiety and excessive alertness (change in temperament).
Muscle twitching and twitching, and the animal may fall to the ground
Spasm in the lists and twitching in the muscles
Zaid and saliva coming out of the mouth
It is possible for the animal to appear periods of calm and relaxation between spasms, but the occurrence of new excitement may re-emerge the symptoms.
Through the use of magnesium and calcium compounds intravenously and injecting a solution of magnesium sulfate (20%) under the skin at a rate of 1 ml per 2 kg of animal weight, and administering magnesium sulfate orally at a rate of 1 ml per 1 kg of weight.