Digest-Rite Calf

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.M. Tricarico
> Alltech Biotechnology Inc., Nicholasville, KY 40356, USA
> Corresponding author at: 3031 Catnip Hill Pike, Nicholasville, KY 40356, USA. Tel.: +1 859 885 9613; fax: +1 859 887 3233.
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

Effects of dietary yeast β-glucan on nutrient digestibility and serum profiles in pre-ruminant Holstein calves
MA Tao, TU Yan, ZHANG Nai-feng, GUO Jiang-peng, DENG Kai-dong, ZHOU Yi, YUN Qiang, DIAO Qi-yu
Feed Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences/Key Laboratory of Feed Biotechnology, Ministry ofAgriculture, Beijing 100081, P.R.China Beijing General Station of Animal Husbandry, Beijing 100081, P.R.China

Effect of mannanoligosaccharide on performance of calves fed acidified and non-acidified milk replacers”.
Newman, K.; Jacques, K. A.; Buede, R. (1993). ” J. Anim. Sci. 71 (Suppl. 1): 271

Effects of Mannan Oligosaccharide or Antibiotics in Neonatal Diets on Health and Growth of Dairy Calves1
Heinrichs, A.J.; Jones, C.M.; Heinrichs, B.S. (2003). “”. Journal of Dairy Science 86 (12): 4064–9.doi:10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(03)74018-1. PMID 14740845.

Effect of mannan oligosaccharide supplementation on performance and health of Holstein calves
Sellars, K.; Burrill, M.; Trei, J.; Newman, K. E.; Jacques, K. A. (1997). “”. J. Dairy Sci. 80 (Suppl. 1): 188.

Immune Parameters of Dry Cows Fed Mannan Oligosaccharide and Subsequent Transfer of Immunity to Calves”. J
Franklin, S.T.; Newman, M.C.; Newman, K.E.; Meek, K.I. (2005). ” Journal of Dairy Science 88 (2): 766–75.doi:10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(05)72740-5. PMID 15653543.

Effects of Mannan Oligosaccharide or Antibiotics in Neonatal Diets on Health and Growth of Dairy Calves
A.J. Heinrichs
> Corresponding author.
C.M. Jones
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B.S. Heinrichs
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Department of Dairy and Animal Science, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 16802 DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(03)74018-1

Bio-Mos: Opportunities for Improving Calf Production
Published on: 6/5/2007 Author/s : Kyle Newman – Venture Laboratories Inc. (Courtesy of Alltech Inc.)

Feed intake, digestibility, and live weight gain by cattle consuming forage supplemented with rice bran and (or) corn.
Forster LA Jr1, Goetsch AL, Galloway DL Sr, Johnson ZB J Anim Sci. 1993 Nov;71(11):3105-14..Dept of Animal Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 72701.

Endogenous toxins & mycotoxins in forage grasses & their effects on livestock.
P.R. Cheeke Jnl Animal Science 3 909 -918

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