Vetpro Digest-Rite Calf has been developed to assist and improve the digestion process in calves being raised on milk and pellets. It also assists with the initial transition to grass. It is a nutritional supplement that improves the ability to digest efficiency and relieves scouring, this has a direct effect on the condition and development of the calf.
It is an economic way to create a better return on the investment of raising calves.
The formula is a combination of many key active ingredients that will help to improve the calf’s ability to process the product that the calf is fed with, milk, pellets or grass. Currently the only choices are products that contain pectin - used to thicken jam – or expensive compounds containing drugs such as antibiotics. The latter should only be given under the supervision of a veterinarian and used to assist in cases of infections. Antibiotics can create more difficulties in the digestive process for any animal.
Products just containing pectin do not improve the animals digestive process, they literally just thicken the faeces so the problem of dehydration is somewhat reduced. Why not use a product that relieves the scouring, prevents that debilitation and will therefore have a direct beneficial effect on the overall wellbeing of the calf.
Vetpro Digest-Rite Calf contains two enzymes – alpha amylase, beta glucanase, plus Biomos® (which is mannan oligosaccharide), has been proven to strengthen Gastro=intestinal tract defensive mechanism, plus a silicated oxide montmorillate plus stabilised rice bran which contains gamma oryzanol - a plant sterol giving it anabolic properties which improve muscle to fat ratios. Rice bran itself is a rich source of glycerides, free fatty acids, phospholipids and glycolipids. Its principle antioxidants are the tocopherals, tocotrienols and gamma oryzanol as well as inositol, phytic acid and choline. Vitamin E is one of the tocopherals found in Muscle-Max, but it is the tocotrienols, that are 50 times more potent than vitamin E, that makes rice bran such a potent antioxidant formulation.
The product has been assessed by the MPI ACVM and approved as an agricultural compound that is exempt from registration.
Available in 3 size options: 2 kg, 5 kg and 20 Kg A 50 gm scoop is provided in the pack
Recommended daily dose rate for calves 0-4 weeks 25 gm per feed
For older calves 50 gm per feed.
Testimonial from Lewis Moody Dairy Farmer Kingseat : “Within 4 days of feeding Digest-Rite calf to my 40 calves that were scouring and a little poor, the scours completely stopped and within a week they were able to be released into paddocks. They all looked very healthy, bright eyed, no scours. The product helped my calves get the most out of the limited amount of feed they were being given. I believe I would have even better results if I had known about the product earlier and given it to them at the start. I mixed with the milk and then when out in the paddock it was mixed with the pellets.”
Testimonial from Roie Wardell 09.08.2016
"Digest Rite Calf – Test group results week 3: At 3 weeks the calves on Digest Rite Calf are bigger, stronger and more active than the control group with no scours to date. To mix the Digest Rite Calf blend with water first then add to milk, you still get a small amount that settles but no blockages in the feeders. The calves find Digest Rite Calf palatable eating all of the product mixed with their feed."
The Science :
Dietary supplementation of ruminant diets with an Aspergillus oryzae α-amylase
J.D. JohnstonK.A. Dawson Accepted: April 27, 2007; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2007.04.017
Amylase addition increases starch ruminal digestion in first –lactation cows fed high and low starch diets
P. Noziere, W.Steinberg,M.Silberberg,and D.P. Morgavi J.Dairy Sci. 97:1:10 http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2013-7095