Newborn calves are immunologically naïve at birth, because they get no antibodies from their mother through the placenta. By drinking enough high quality colostrum within 24 hours after birth, the calf receives antibodies needed to help fight scours.
Trace minerals in heifers are critical for:
Calves receive more specific antibodies for better scours protection
A new independent University of Georgia study showed treating pregnant heifers with MULTIMIN® 90 before calving, at the same time as vaccinating them with a scours prevention vaccine, tended to increase the amount of antibodies in the heifers’ colostrum. After drinking this higher quality colostrum, there were more antibodies circulating in the calves for better scours protection.
WHY AN INJECTABLE?
1. Peak plasma levels within 8-10 hours
2. Bypasses antagonists in the rumen
3. Every animal injected is supplemented
Study data indicated that an injection of MULTIMIN® 90 at the same time as vaccination maintains/improves animal’s trace mineral status
Modified live respiratory and reproductive virus vaccines
Inactivated multivalent scour vaccine
Just like human babies, calves thrive better when their moms are in a positive nutritional state during pregnancy. Pregnant cows and heifers also need prenatal supplements such as trace minerals:
By injecting MULTIMIN® 90 any time from preg-check to 30 days before calving, you ensure that every pregnant dam is properly supplemented with copper, selenium, zinc and manganese.
At the label dose of 1ml/200lbs body weight for a 1,200lb cow over 2 years of age, the dose for MULTIMIN® 90 is 6ml. This 2-in-1 treatment for the cow and her fetus is less than $3
At weaning, calves need more trace minerals. They are stressed, often not eating enough, and they need to respond properly to vaccines, which also drain trace minerals. However, the calves are growing rapidly, and they may already be trace mineral deficient.
Branum, Jay Christopher. “Impact of Prenatal Dietary Copper Level on Copper Status and Immunity of Newborn and Growing Calves.” Texas A & M University, 1999.
Arthington, J. D., et al. “Effects of Trace Mineral Injections on Measures of Performance and Trace Mineral Status of Pre- and Postweaned Beef Calves.” Journal of Animal Science, vol. 92, no. 6, 2014, pp. 2630–2640., doi:10.2527/jas.2013-7164.