Thawing colostrum

colostrum thawing

The best practice is to thaw frozen colostrum in a warm water bath of 50°C, not at room temperature. This process will take approximately one hour, so it is best to begin thawing when the calf is born. Colostrum can also be thawed on low power in the microwave with minimal damage to IgG content. Microwave the colostrum for short periods on low power. Pour off thawed colostrum and mix often during heating to avoid “hot spots”.