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co·los·trum

 (kə-lŏs′trəm)
n.
The thin yellowish fluid secreted by the mammary glands at the time of parturition that is rich in antibodies and minerals, and precedes the production of true milk. Also called foremilk.

[Latin.]

co·los′tral (-trəl) adj.

colostrum

(kəˈlɒstrəm)
n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) the thin milky secretion from the nipples that precedes and follows true lactation. It consists largely of serum and white blood cells
[C16: from Latin, of obscure origin]
coˈlostral, coˈlostric adj

co•los•trum

(kəˈlɒs trəm)

n.
a yellow fluid rich in protein and immune factors, secreted by the mammary glands during the first few days of lactation.
[1570–80; < Latin colostrum, colustrum beestings]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colostrum - milky fluid secreted for the first day or two after parturition
milk - produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young
Translations

colostrum

[kəˈlɒstrəm] Ncolostro m, calostro m

co·los·trum

n. colostro, secreción de la glándula mamaria anterior a la leche.

colostrum

n calostro
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This was one of those times that I had to pull out my book, Goat Health Care, and relearn how to use a stomach tube to give them some warm colostrum.
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Leonel Leal, a researcher in calf nutrition for Nutreco Research who tours the world giving tips on best practice, told the group of farmers that the first milk, colostrum, was "liquid gold" for calves and gives them the best possible start in life, which pays off later.
Frozen colostrum (sheep or goat is best, preferably from animals vaccinated against Clostridial diseases).
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The objectives of the present study were to investigate the effects of distiller's grains plus solubles (DDGS) supplementation on blood flow to the mammary glands during late gestation and early lactation; colostrum and milk production; and calf weight gain during early lactation and at weaning.
The cub, who was named MacDonald, needed colostrum - the nutrient-rich milk produced by mammals in the days after birth.
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Colostrum is the first milk an animal produces; it is loaded with fat, calories and a whole slew of antibodies to give the baby a strong start in life.