WHEN TO USE MULTIMIN® 90
When the calf is born, the colostrum is an immediate source of disease fighting antibodies, but it is a very poor sources of trace minerals and does little to impact the amount needed immediately for optimal development. Other disease fighting cells come from the thymus gland. Like colostrum, milk is also a very poor source of trace minerals. Giving an injection at birth, when you are handling the calf to do such procedures as tagging and weighing, can help improve and elevate their trace mineral status. In beef calves, this injection and one again at 70-90 days of age (branding) are also important because 75% of these trace minerals will have been consumed within the first 60 days. A third injection at the first preconditioning shot or at weaning will be needed to fuel the immune system optimizing the response to the vaccines given at that time.
University studies showed that supplementing dairy calves with MULTIMIN® 90 injectable trace minerals, boosted their antioxidant levels and made the calves` own defense systems against disease stronger. This led to decreased scours cases and also less pneumonia, ear infection or both.
Studies also indicated that calves treated with MULTIMIN® 90 at the same time as vaccines had improved overall health and immune response to the vaccines and thus provide maximum growth and producer profit.