Monthly Archives: December 2020

Improving newborn lamb survival

There is no transfer of maternal antibodies across the placenta in ruminants for the developing foetus.  Lambs are born without protection against disease and are reliant on colostrum containing antibodies against pathogens for the transfer of passive immunity.  Colostrum antibody … Read more

THE NATURAL CHOICE FOR LATE PREGNANCY NUTRITION

During the final 6 to 8 weeks of pregnancy the foetus develops rapidly and increases in size by approximately 70%, at the same time colostrum production in the udder also takes place. These changes demand significant increases in energy and … Read more

A NATURAL RESPIRATORY SUPPORT FOR YOUNGSTOCK

Multiple factors interact to increase the risk of respiratory disease in calves and youngstock and as autumn leads into winter then respiratory problems in calves and youngstock become more prevalent, especially when animals are housed. With figures from the Cattle … Read more