Scour prevention is better and less expensive than cure

Calves are an expensive commodity these days, and to efficiently rear wholesome calves, prevention of illness is a better monetary guess than firefighting scientific outbreaks and making an attempt expensive therapy. Boosting of the overall immune system along with avoidance of calf scour and calf pneumonia is of paramount significance to keep away from a damaging monetary impression.

Provita Protect POM VPS is the one veterinary probiotic to be authorised and licensed by the VMD.  Key findings of assorted area trials utilizing over 400 calves included:

  • 83% less incidence of scours in calves (see determine 1)
  • 50% less incidence of respiratory illness
  • +10% dwell weight acquire weaning
  • +31% common every day weight acquire (see determine 2)
  • Provita Protect was as efficient as antibiotics in scouring calves (along with electrolytes)
  • 89% of the Provita Protect handled calves remained wholesome all through the trial in contrast with 52.5% of management calves
  • Control calves confirmed a mean of 17.88kg progress over the five-week rearing interval, whereas Provita handled calves gained 19.67kg and had less illness, incurring less value on therapies and antibiotics
  • A major lower in pneumonia was evidenced additionally in Provita handled calves. 17% of management calves had been handled for respiratory illness in comparison with 5% for the Provita handled calves

How does it Work?

Provita Protect is an oral complement that infuses commensal micro organism into the intestine to populate it with helpful micro organism and primarily crowd out the pathogens.

Probiotics are a supply of helpful micro organism which populate the intestine of calves, thereby crowding out and displacing pathogens corresponding to E. Coli.  Within the gut there are two classes of microorganisms – helpful microorganisms referred to as commensals and disease-causing pathogens. The extra commensals there are the better, as a result of they not solely displace the pathogens, but additionally neutralise the toxins of the pathogens. Together with anti-toxin results, probiotics additionally forestall the binding of E. Coli pathogens to the wall of the intestine.  

Written by Dr T.B. Barragry PhD MSc, MVB, MRCVS, Vet Pharmacologist.

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