HVS Liquid Gold Cattle – For Calves
ORGANICALLY CHELATED TRACE ELEMENTS PLUS VITAMINS TO BOOST INHERITED LEVELS, ESSENTIAL FOR APPETITE, GROWTH AND IMMUNITY.
Many calves are born with inadequate body levels of critically important trace elements such as iodine and selenium. In some cases they do not survive calving. In others, they survive, but do not develop resistance to infections such as scours and virus pneumonia. These calves are frequently lethargic, and often have poor appetites, in spite of having received colostrum, which can only be as good as the trace element status of the cow. (A weak calf is the end result of an imbalanced or deficient cow, whose colostrum will also be deficient.)
Independent trials and ‘user’ experience have consistently shown that calf performance can be improved significantly by giving HVS Liquid Gold Cattle in the first few days of life or when introduced to new circumstances.
All bought-in calves should be fed HVS Liquid Gold Cattle in the milk (or milk substitute) on arrival at the farm. The 20ml dose should be given in the milk, split over 3-4 days, (ie. 3 days at 7ml or 4 days at 5ml). Calves over 4 weeks may be drenched with a single dose of 20ml. All calves should receive a further 30 ml dose 12 weeks later.
Suckled calves should be drenched at de-horning or at any convenient time after 4 weeks old. To drench any calf under 4 weeks is risky and it is recommended that younger calves be treated via the cows milk by drenching the cow. This practice has also been shown to improve likelihood of early conception, as imbalances resulting from natural or induced deficiencies of elements such as selenium and copper can influence both the onset of oestrus and conception.
Pack sizes of HVS Liquid Gold Cattle for Calves (and Suckler Cows) are:
2.5 litre – sufficient to treat 125 baby calves once, or up to 25 cows
5.0 litre – sufficient to treat 250 baby calves once, or up to 50 cows