We all want calves to have the best start possible. Even with careful calf management though, issues can arise. Scours (diarrhoea in calves) is a real challenge. The right mineral support will help to build immunity, and keep calves in peak condition.
The biggest risk to the young animal is disease, this most commonly takes the form of scours, which can be either nutritional (overfeeding) or bacterial, or a virus, such as Rotavirus. These can leave the calf seriously weakened or can often be fatal.
A wide range of mineral salts suitable for feeding cows post calving are available. These can be custom blended to the exact requirement of each herd, taking into account the ratio of feed in each ration and then calculating the nutrient levels required to balance the ration.
Agvance distributes a product through vets that prevents scouring in calves called Optiguard
. This product effectively acts as a binder, as well as actively absorbing and allowing the animal to excrete the toxins produced by the scour disease. It also has the ability to actively bind viruses before they can invade cells and proliferate in the body. For further information you can review OptiGuard product details for the North Island here
, or access product details for the South Island here
Agvance also manufactures Calf AminoBoost
. This product is a complete combination of key amino acids, minerals, and vitamins designed to keep the calf healthy and in peak condition.