There are twenty-one minerals considered to be nutritionally important. They can be grouped into major minerals and trace (minor) elements. Of the major minerals calcium, phosphorus, sodium, chlorine, potassium, sulphur and magnesium are considered important. Important trace elements are copper, cobalt, iron, iodine, zinc, manganese and selenium.

Mineral deficiencies, and in some cases imbalances, can cause metabolic disturbances and can produce specific deficiency diseases. Fertility, and hence calving percentage, can be affected. Milk production is obviously dependent on the health and the well-being of the dairy cow and any metabolic disturbance will affect milk production.

Mineral and dietary supplements within the AHD Limited product range include Stock Iodine and Calf Oral Electrolytes.

If you have specific questions relating to mineral and dietary supplements please contact your Farm Consultant or Veterinarian for specific recommendations for treatment and prevention.

Calcitop

A source of essential calcium

Calcitop Bolus instant release of calcium offers 21g per bolus of two different calcium sources – Calcium Phosphate and Calcium Formiate
Extra nutritional supply of calcium during periods of high demand.
Reduces the risk of milk fever by increasing the levels of calcium in the blood.
Calcium phosphate as an inorganic salt – slower release 3-6 hours and Calcium formiate as an organic salt – fast release 1-3 hours.
1 bolus contains 4.5g phosphorus and 1.5g magnesium.
1 dose of 2 boluses provides cow with 42g of calcium.
Also contains Vitamin D3, Phosphorus and Magnesium.

Calf Oral Electrolytes

Calf Oral Electrolytes are available as 1.8kg, 3.6kg and 8kg pack sizes.

Animal Health Direct Limited Calf Electrolyte is fast acting free flowing formulation of electrolyte salts easily dissolved in water. Designed to assist with treatment for calves which are scouring as a result of bacterial, viral or nutritional causes.

Nil withholding period.

EPIC

$95.02 incl. GST

A ready to use liquid mineral tonic for calves, Epic is specially formulated as a very palatable tonic and feed supplement for the daily addition to milk or milk replacers for milk fed calves to promote good health and growth.

Used daily, EPIC will help negate any of the stress situations caused by transportation, sickness, injury or nutritional scours.

Available in 20L & 200L containers.  Please email sales@ahdltd.co.nz to order 200L as shipping will need to be quoted.

Iodine Tincture Spray 2.5% and 10%

Iodine Tincture contains free iodine (in alcohol) which has antiseptic qualities. This is the iodine best used on wounds ie dehorning wounds, navels on calves, sheep and horses, etc.

Iodine Tincture Spray 2.5% and 10%

$29.35$51.00 incl. GST

Iodine Tincture Spray contains free iodine (in alcohol) which has antiseptic qualities. This is the iodine best used on wounds eg dehorning wounds, navels on calves, sheep and horses.

Oral Mag

Smooth easy to drench formulation which can also be added to feed.
Offers an extended residual effect meaning the magnesium is available when needed.

Reload Selenium Drench

$18.86 incl. GST

Ready-to-use liquid form of selenium that is suitable to be drenched to sheep, cattle, horses and goats.

Formulated to deliver an oral supplement either through an in-line dispenser, drench system or added to feed every 3-4 weeks.

Stock Iodine 10%

Stock Iodine 10% is available in a 5L and 20L container.

Stock Iodine contains iodine in the form of potassium iodide which is best metabolized by the body into iodine (salt) when ingested. Therefore Stock Iodine is best used for oral iodine supplementation through troughs or any water access containers. Dosage refers to drops, a drop = a teaspoon or 2.5mls.

Drenching dosage as per 10 animals:
Cattle 4-8mL
Sheep 1.5-3mL
Horses 3-7mL
Pigs 3-6mL
Poultry 0.3-0.6mL