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HEALTHY NUTRITION PROGRAM AS A BASIS OF MILK QUALITY IMPROVING

03.04.2017

Modern farming is impossible without good understanding of processes taking place in the animal body. Current veterinary medicine is characterized by the active use of chemistry achievements during study of metabolic processes occurring in the body of healthy animal and pathological processes development. Deep knowledge enables to develop more effective prevention measures of diseases and treatment of animals.

Metabolic process optimization, regulation of development of biochemical reactions in the body, depending on the breed, productivity level and physiological state, ensure long-term use of breeding and productive animals, high reproductive ability, birth of strong viable young animals, good growth and development, obtaining high-quality products of animal origin and, definitely, high efficiency of the sector management.

Implementation of these tasks is impossible without organization of Biocom Ltd. healthy nutrition program.

This program makes possible to reduce the diseases incidence of animals with mastitis, endometritis and metabolic diseases, which have a direct impact on milk quality.

The Biocom Ltd. program is based on the principles of prevention of the most common pathologies occurring during certain technological periods, as well as fresh approaches to rationing of diets with regard to CNCPS 6.5.5 (USA).

The healthy nutrition program of Biocom Ltd. assumes the use of specialized prophylactic feed additives. For close up dry cows within 21 days before calving is applied prophylactic anionic feed additive named as VitaAnion, in the period of increasing the milk yield is used protein-cationic feed additive TurboStart, in the period of increasing the milk yield, further lactation and far off dry period is utilized cationic feed additive MegaVit.   

The scheme application is demonstrated in the picture.

Prophylactic anionic feed additive VitaAnion for close up dry cows within 2-3 weeks before calving contains anionic complexes and macro elements, which enable to prepare a cow to calving. VitaAnion provides best uptake of cations in the postnatal period that makes possible to recover cation-anion balance after calving more active. This additive reduces cow culling in the after calving period, stimulates animals, improves the palatability during the postnatal period. It reduces nonproductive culling of cows by 20-30% in the postnatal period. 

 Distinguishing features of this anionic mineral additive are:

  • High content of chlorine and sulfur anions provide in the following quick recovery and increasing of palatability in the after calving period. It reduces the period of negative balance of energy and protein after calving.

  • Containing of calcium in high digestible form provides animals by supplemental calcium which is necessary for normal uterus involution in the calving period, reduces cases of retained placenta and hypocalcemia after calving.

  • Containing of magnesium in high digestible form reduces excitability of nervous system and stress effect on cows in the calving period.

  • Balance of protein and macro elements adjusted for the latest nutrition norms in the USA (NRC), France (INRA) and the Netherlands (CVBD).

  • Negative cation-anion balance provides cow preparing to uptake of macro elements containing in forages in the after calving period. It keeps electrolytic balance of cow organism, also reduces culling of cows in the after calving period. 

VitaAnion is added to or over total mixed ration in the following proportion 500-800 g per day/per head in the period for 14-21 day before expected calving.

TurboStart feed additive is used in the after calving period and together with cations contains rumen protected protein, buffer-deoxidizing agents, macro-, micro elements and vitamins which are required for implementation of high-effective increasing the milk yield. Application of this additive makes possible to increase cow productivity in the period of milk yield. 

Distinguishing features of TurboStart additive for group of increasing the milk yield and high producing cows are:

  • High containing of rumen protected protein – more than 70%. It makes possible to reduce formation of ammonia in rumen, decrease pressure on liver, accelerate absorption of amino acids in organism and overcome negative protein balance in the beginning of lactation without consequences for health, enhance productivity in the period of increasing the milk yield.

  • Containing of buffer-deoxidizing agents provides stability of rumen pH that enables to growth cellulose-fermenting bacteria in rumen, enhances digestion of forage (silage, haylage, hay), increases cow palatability after calving, boosts productivity. 

  • High containing of active cations of Na, Ca, Mg makes possible to increase cation-anion balance up to 400-500 mg-eq/kg, that promotes cow recovery after calving more rapidly and reduces animals culling. It controls electrolytic balance of cow in the after calving period, provides high cation-anion balance of ration without impact on rumen pH that promotes animal productivity growth.

  • Containing of magnesium stimulates epithelium of udder glandular tissue for milk production, enhances milk fat.

  • Containing of selenium-methionine and selenium cysteine provides antioxidant defence of body cells that gives hepatoprotective effect and reduces development of liver dystrophy and forced slaughter of animals.

TurboStart for fresh cows is added to or over total mixed ration in the following proportion 1000 g per head/per day.

Cationic feed additive MegaVit contains all necessary macro-, micro elements and vitamins for maintenance of animal high productivity.   

Distinguishing features of MegaVit additive are:

  • High containing of vitamin E – more than 4000 IU/kg provides high immunity and herd health in the intense lactation period that makes possible to develop genetic potential of animals.

  • Containing of vitamin H (biotin) provides hoof health and decrease of hoof diseases in herd by 20-30%. It enables cow to be more active, improves palatability and increases productivity.

  • Containing of zinc-methionine provides udder health and mastitis preventive measures, reduces somatic cells count by 20-50%. It makes possible to improve milk quality and animal productivity.

  • Containing of selenium-methionine and selenium-cysteine provides antioxidant defence of body cells that ensures hepatoprotective effect and reduces cases of liver dystrophy and forced slaughter of animals.

  • Balance of vitamins A, D, E and micro elements adjusted for the latest nutrition norms in the USA (NRC), France (INRA) and the Netherlands (CVBD).

  • Containing of calcium and phosphorus in high digestible form and correct proportion provides high cation-anion balance of ration without impact on rumen pH that promotes animal productivity growth.

MegaVit is added to or over total mixed ration in the following proportion 200-300 g per head/per day or injected to concentrated feed at the rate of 3%.

It was determined, in the result of trials which were conducted on the Belarusian farms, that use of prophylactic feed additives VitaAnion, TurboStart and MegaVit enables to reduce after calving hypocalcemia by 43,3% and decrease cases of hypomagnesemia by 50%.  It minimizes nonproductive culling by 23,3%, reduces cases of endometritis and mastitis by 14,6% and increase animal productivity by 4,2 L. 

 

Аndrei Senko, senior lecturer, PhD of veterinary medicine,                                                                                                                           сhief of consulting department of Biocom Ltd. 

 

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19.11.2012
VITAANION

Anionic phylactic feed additive for dry cow within 2-3 weeks before calving.

19.11.2012
MEGAVIT

Cationic phylactic feed additive for high producing milk cow.

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TURBOSTART

Protein cationic phylactic feed additive for milk-yield development group and high-producing cows.