history of the joint research of Dr William Albrecht and Brookside
"Albrecht wrote "Soil
Fertility - The Basis for Formulating an Agricultural Policy"
specifically for Kuck and his associates. This document added a new
emphasis to coordinated research at Brookside Laboratories, which
resulted in the identification of disorders affecting dairy cattle being
linked to mineral deficiencies in the soil and the plants they
consumed." See http://www.healthyag.com/anim_antag.html
and Healthy Grazing Animals
V. Calcium, The Premier of the Soil's Nutrient Elements.
Fertility and Animal Health, by William Albrecht
Milk fever suggests that the
shifts of stored calcium into the larger active supply for milk
production after calving are too slow or are disrupted, or that this
element is involved in disturbed body processes about which we know all
too little to prevent this trouble. In this situation, which follows
usually so close to parturition though possibly at other times, we
appreciate the premier role of calcium (supplemented by other nutrient
elements) especially when the organic combination of it as a gluconate
does so much so quickly in literally resurrecting a cow, or in snatching
her from death by milk-fever.
Cures for Top-10 Cattle Ailments"
from Natural Cattle Care by Pat
Even in the face of plenty (of
soil calcium and magnesium) excessive potassium can accumulate in the
plant, thence in the herbivore's body at the expense of calcium and
magnesium. An excess of one produces a "hidden hunger" for the
other two. The result is a disposition toward metabolic disease such as
grass tetany and milk fever...and ultimately, reduced quality and
nutrition at the top of the food chain. See also:
A discussion of the tricky technicalities
of mineral-balancing pasture land http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/polljersey/message/3052