18 February 2000

Boost calves for better start in life

BOOST calf health with Response, a new colostrum supplement, says manufacturer Provita.

The product can be given in the first 24 hours of life to calves which have received inadequate natural colostrum. Alternatively, it can used to dose stressed animals, says the company.

Response contains colostrum, egg powder protein, probiotic bacteria and vitamins and is available in bolus or paste form. Calves should be dosed with half a 35g tube of paste or two boluses, recommends the company. Tubes cost £9.50 each and boluses cost £12.80/pack of 10 (01662-252352, fax 01662-241734).