AHD has been a trusted supplier of metabolic injections to the New Zealand dairy (and sheep) market for 5 years. This year will see a fresh new presentation to the range including brand name changes.
Improvements have also been made to the very popular plastic outer containers; they are now slightly larger and sturdier. Each brand will come with its own colour coded lid for easy product identification and yes, they will still be weather proof so they when time matters they can be placed outside by the cows calving paddocks for quick access no matter what the weather.
Essentially everything else remains the same, no changes to the simple one step metabolic pillow except the needle size has gone from 1.1/2 inch to 2 inch. Each bag label is colour coded to match the lid. An outer will now contain 18 pillows and not 15. And like no other metabolic injectable treatment the AHD range is completely endotoxin free so our solutions are not pyrogenic, we guarantee it.
The new brand names are;
For the OTC range this is called MetaBoost ™ Example, Minject 4 in1 is now MetaBoost 4 in 1.
For the Vet only range this is called Blue Cross Metabolics, Example, Vetmin 4in 1 is now Blue Cross 4 in 1.
Formulations, these remain the proven trusted formulations as supplied by AHD over the last 5 years, the only slight change is in the 4 in1 formulation which now has; 27.5g/L calcium,(>3g/L) Magnesium Hypohosphite 4.7g/L (No change), Phosphorus 12.2g/L (>.2g/L) and Dextrose 182g/L (>7g/L) .
If feeding management isn’t right in the transition to calving then you are likely to get animal health problems.
Often these problems are associated with complex processes of metabolism Common conditions include Grass Staggers due to low concentration of magnesium in the blood, Milk Fever occurring when concentration of calcium in the blood is too low and Ketosis arising when the cow is consuming less energy than she is producing.
When a cow is down it may be difficult to determine which of the above conditions was the initial problem. Therefore a good transition system is important as with metabolic conditions prevention is better than cure.
If you have specific questions relating to Metabolic disorders please contact your Farm Consultant or Veterinarian for specific recommendations for treatment and prevention.