Drenching “Post-Partum” is like the following:

“The fence at the top of the cliff, instead of the ambulance at the bottom”

The week before and the two weeks after calving are a critical time for not only the productive future of
a cow but also for life itself.

Post-partum/transition diseases (milk fever, displaced abomasum, ketosis, retained placenta, metritis,
endometritis, mastitis, or pneumonia) in the modern dairy animal have devastating effects of the typical
lactation curve and subsequent financial stability of the dairy owner. The best method to mitgate financial loss
to the “bottom line” is to prevent, as much as is possible, transition disease from occurring.