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Pharmacological particulars
Pharmacotherapeutic group: Mineral supplements, Calcium
ATC Vet Code: QA12AA
Pharmacodynamic properties
Milk fever which is characterised by hypocalcaemia is caused by an acute drop in the level of ionised calcium. Administration of calcium borogluconate by subcutaneous or slow intravenous injection replenishes plasma calcium levels and reverses the hypocalcaemia.