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DIARID Bolus for Calves

DIARID Bolus for Calves

Brand: G Shepherd Animal Health
Product Code: pack of 50 boluses

(Tax Exempt) £36.75

Diarid Bolus is for calves with a digestive disturbance including loose dung. Diarid contains a non-drug antimicrobial and absorbent materials that bind toxins, infective particles and excess water.
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DIARID Boluses are for calves with a digestive disturbance including loose dung.  

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Calves showing signs of digestive disturbance or producing loose dung shouldn’t automatically be dosed with antibiotics – those days are gone forever!

One possible alternative to the use of antibiotics in combatting some microbial infections is the use of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs).

MCFAs have been proven to have antimicrobial activity against some of the common forms of both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria found on farms. MCFAs have long been one of the standard bactericides finding various uses in human food production.

The Diarid Bolus for Calves is a combination of MCFAs with kaolin and carbon bound into an easy to administer bolus that quickly breaks down once in the digestive tract.

In cases of calf diarrhoea simultaneous rehydration therapy is advised, we recommend using either Life-Guard Sachets or Rehydion Gel. Veterinary attention may be required if the calf does not improve or an outbreak of disease occurs.

Diarid Bolus for Calves available through farm health distributors, contact us on 01772 690131 for your nearest stockist.

G Shepherd Animal Health also delivers direct to farmers. Free next-day on-farm delivery is available either using the 24-hour online form or by calling us on 01772 690131.

Feeding rate is 1 bolus, three times a day, usually for a couple of days. a full datasheet is below and in the pack.

Rehydration therapy is advised in cases of diarrhoea. We recommend Life-Guard Sachets or RehydroGEL

Pack Size - 50 boluses with a Bolus applicator included. 

Also, Veterinary attention may be required if the calf does not improve or a serious infection or outbreak of disease occurs. Other veterinary treatment for calf scour may be required

Diarid Bolus for Calves available through farm health distributors, contact us on 01772 690131 for your nearest stockist.

G Shepherd Animal Health also delivers direct to farmers. Free next-day on-farm delivery is available either using the 24-hour online form or by calling us on 01772 690131.

“DIARID” SUMMARY OF PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS

1.

NAME OF THE FEED ADDITIVE PRODUCT

DIARID Calf Bolus.

A 100% natural product containing Kaolinitic Clays, Carbon and lipids, used as a feed additive to absorb water & gases from the gut contents.

2.

QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION

Qualitative composition

E559   Kaolinitic Clays

Medium Chain Triglycerides

Chemical Composition as % of dry matter

Aluminosilicates 67%, Carbon (C) 30%, Iron (Fe) 1%, Other minerals 2%

Quantitative composition % w/w

93.3

6.7

3.

PHYSICAL FORM

Oral bolus.

Grey-Black coloured bolus.

4.

USES

4.1

Target species

Calves

4.2

Indications for use, specifying the target species

As an aid in the management of faecal consistency in calves

4.3

Contraindications

Do not administer at the same time as other oral drug therapy.

4.4

Special warnings for each target species

If condition fails to improve after 48 hours consult a veterinary surgeon.

4.5

Special precautions for use

i.

Special precautions for use in animals

None.

Calf Scour or calf diarrhoea is loose dung that has nutritional or infectious causes. It can be mild or severe and can even cause death due to dehydration and acidosis. The diarrhoea is usually yellow, watery and may have blood in it

Calf Scours can be contagious to other animals and humans, so alway use good hygiene. Wash hands, dont eat or drink in the calf house, use disinfectant footbaths etc.

Possible causes of calf scour or calf diarrhoea are cryptosporidium, e.coli, salmonella, coronavirus, rotavirus, some of which are contagious to people.

Calves should not be given antibiotic treatment like calf bolus, unless prescribed by your veterinary surgeon. By only using antibiotics or antimicrobibials when needed, we can prevent the problem of AMR, or antimicrobial resistance.

It is difficult to treat cryptosporidium in calves.

Signs of cryptosporidium in calves are a watery diarrhoea, with or without blood, resulting in dehydration, depression and sometimes death. It is more severe as a mixed infection, often with rotavirus or coronavirus.

Safely give the calf bolus to the calf using the applicator provided.

This calf bolus is a gelatin capsule that contains the powdered contents that are useful in cases of calf scour or diarrhoea.

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