FreshCalc -Calcium D3 Boluses
Brand: G Shepherd Animal Health
Product Code: FreshCalc bolus 20 or 125
From £3.60 per bolus.
Boluses for dairy cows containing Calcium, Magnesium & Vitamin D3 for use on the day of calving.
Free stainless Steel gun with first order (please specify if it is your first order at Checkout).
FREE MAINLAND DELIVERY
Simple way to boost calcium in new calved cows-
- one bolus at calving
- one bolus approx 12 hours later
- can be doubled up for high risk cows as an aid to preventing milk fever in dairy cows
Calcium mobilisation from the cow’s body at calving can lag behind the sudden increase in demand for calcium created by the udder as it begins producing milk for the newborn calf.
This can cause the blood calcium level to fall and result in a case of milk fever (hypocalcaemia). A fall to half of the normal level of calcium is a serious and potentially fatal situation that can happen within hours of calving down.
More common than cases of milk fever is sub-clinical hypocalcaemia which may have no symptoms yet herd studies have shown that up to half of dairy cows can be affected by sub-clinical hypocalcaemia after each calving.
Sub-clinical levels of lower than normal blood calcium immediately after calving increase the risk of a number of problems including:
· milk fever
· retained cleansing
· endometritis or whites
Why use a calcium bolus? - FreshCalc Calcium D3 Boluses deliver two forms of calcium to the newly calved cow with calcium entering the bloodstream within minutes, plus one form aids the absorption of calcium from other sources.
Vitamin D3 is vital for absorbing calcium from the gut and FreshCalc Calcium D3 Boluses contain D3 to help the cow in maintaining her calcium balance after calving. Helping
How do you give a calcium bolus? Boluses are quickly administered and a free stainless steel bolus gun is supplied with new orders – just mention you are a new customer on the online order form or when calling if you need one.
FreshCalc Calcium D3 Boluses are available in either 20 or 125 quantity tubs 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.
What is a calcium bolus? There are several brands available, but we favour FreshCalc D3 bolus. It is a smooth capsule with rounded ends which allows us to use powdered and so fast-acting ingredients.