How can Colostrum aid in your practice?
Bovine colostrum can be used in many ways in a veterinary practice. First, bovine colostrum has a long history as a nutritional feed supplement. Interest in colostrum as a nutritional feed supplement to help support medical conditions has increased over the last few decades, particularly as technology has improved the ability to process and preserve it. Second, colostrum also serves as an excellent adjunct to more conventional therapies, helping deliver naturally-occurring immune support, antibodies and antioxidants that support the use of more traditional antibiotics and other pharmaceutical interventions.
While bovine colostrum is not a cure-all or substitute for other therapies, there are many known components in colostrum for overall immune support. Our current veterinarian users apply colostrum in a number of different ways, including:
- Allergy prevention and treatment
- Immune support for chronically ill dogs
- Treatment of bacterial infections
- Autoimmune diseases
- Diarrhea and other intestinal disorders
- Skin “hot spots” and other inflammations and infections
Colostrum can be especially effective in maintaining a healthy and balanced diet and helping support proper body composition in dogs who have suffered neglect and abuse. colostrum helps dogs maintain normal physical and mental performance, and supports healthy joints and flexibility.
In short, colostrum provides a valuable adjunct to existing traditional therapies: a helpful tool in any veterinarian’s toolkit.