calf paste for primary care
At a glance
- guaranteed level of immunoglobulin derived from IBR free milk
- contains highly effective probiotics
- supports digestion
- effectively supports the development of the calf‘s immune system
- bridges the calf’s immunity gap
- contains readily available micronutrients
- contains essential vitamins
One of our customers used to have problems with diarrhoea in her calves, always from the 4th day on. If diarrhoea occurs in such an early stage, it is in most cases caused by E. coli. Our customer bought a six-pack of mymom® start and treated the next calves with this paste on the day of their birth and on the following day. All six calves were very fit and full of vitality. Slightest problems did occur in a much weaker form – those, however, could easily be handled by administring mymom® profimix, a supplement drink. With a little more care in colostrum-feeding, the last small problems will most likely vanish and the calves will have a perfect start in life.
There are many possible reasons why calves suffer from diarrhoea early in life. One of them is a pathogen called Cryptosporidium. On one of our trial farms, this pathogen caused an increased occurrence of diarrhoea; 20 % of the calves died. As the calves on this farm are reared to restock the herd, such frequent sickness and loss of calves was especially troublesome. Preventive measures used consisted of using Halocur® and a suitable antibiotic along with infusions in case of emergencies.
Due to the positive feedback we had received from customers on mymom® profimix, we instigated a trial aimed to take a closer look at the prophylactic use of a combination of mymom® start and mymom® profimix.
24 calves participated in this trial. Before the trial, faecal samples were taken from several calves, one of which was positive for Cryptosporidium. The calves were given a dose of mymom® start directly after colostrum-feeding, which was repeated the next day. From the third day on, a daily dose of mymom® profimix was added to their unskimmed milk ration. mymom® profimix was administered up until the 10th day of life when the calves were switched to milk replacer.
The combination of mymom® start and mymom® profimix had positive effects on the calves‘ health. All 24 calves in the trial have developed well, there were no losses.
Both products were easily incorporated into the daily routine and were fed without any problems - not least due to the tasty vanilla flavour.
There were isolated cases of diarrhoea, in which case the affected calves continued to be fed with mymom® profimix and received a one-time treatment with antibiotics. The calves continued to drink well during that time resulting in a fast recovery. Halocur® was not used over the course of this trial.
The farm manager‘s time was saved, and workload reduced, as the calves required less treatment. This farm is still using mymom® start and mymom® profimix, as not only are the calves a lot fitter, but the farm manager was finally able to take sundays off again!
mymom® start combines colostrum with digestive oils and may be applied directly into the calf‘s mouth, thus providing it with a good start. Selected probiotics, along with the necessary suppliment of iron further support the calf to establish a high-performance immune system.
- highly effective probiotics
- IBR free colostrum
- black cumin oil
- sunflower oil
- essential vitamins
First administration should take place after first milking, and a second dose 12 - 24 hours later. Use 25 ml per administration, giving a total of 50 ml of paste per calf.
Storage / shelf life
- shelf life: 12 months from date of manufacture if kept refrigerated
- close tightly after use
6 x 50 ml cartridges per box