Nutritional Feed Supplement for Calves
The best time to start improving the overall health and production potential for dairy and beef cattle is right at birth. Establishing a healthy balance of beneficial microflora in the gut will help keep calves growing fast and strong throughout weaning, help minimize the risk of scours and intestinal upsets, and help keep mortality rates low.
Healthy Start is designed for oral administration to new born calves, receiving cattle and cattle off-feed, to help restore and maintain healthy beneficial intestinal microorganisms in the digestive system. As a dietary supplement, Healthy Start can start benefiting feed efficiency early in a calf’s life, and help reduce feed costs throughout the production cycle.
Healthy Start has been shown to help protect against:
- Calf scours (neonatal calf diarrhea)
- Intestinal upsets
- Weight loss
- Slow growth and development
- Immune suppression
Healthy Start is a unique microbial fermentation product
It has been shown to promote and support a healthy intestinal microflora necessary for the health and performance of calves. It’s made under TransAgra’s proprietary process to produce a fermentation product containing processed Proprietary Strain of Lactobacillus Fermentation Product cells that support the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria.
Healthy Start effectively maintains the microbial balance in the rumen and digestive tract necessary for optimum growth and performance. This healthy balance of the calves’ natural microflora not only protects against invading pathogenic organisms – like E. coli, salmonella and clostridium – but also leads to greater nutrient absorption and overall animal health and vigor.
- Calves (herd replacements and veal): 10 ml./head at birth or day 1; 5 ml./day, day 2 through weaning
- Feeder cattle (newly-arrived and off-feed): 10 – 15 ml./head on day 1; 5 – 10 ml./day for 2 weeks and intake is strong
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