Agrimin, has announced the launch of a new range of technologically advanced boluses that use “eroding technology” to deliver a sustained supply of three trace elements for up to 180 days.
The company behind the popular All-Trace brand of cattle and sheep boluses, Agrimin, has announced the launch of a new range of technologically advanced boluses that use “eroding technology” to deliver a sustained supply of three trace elements for up to 180 days.
The initial products in the Agrimin 24•7 range are iodine, selenium and cobalt boluses for cattle and sheep, which:
- ensure breeding ewes receive all three essential trace elements in the run-up to tupping, scanning or overwintering;
- are ideal for year-round use in intensive dairy or suckler beef systems.
According to the company, each bolus is designed to provide the full daily requirement of cobalt and selenium and the largest available daily supply of iodine to both cattle and sheep. The boluses do not contain copper, an element known to cause issues in certain parts of the country, in closely managed dairy cows or in continental sheep breeds.
Each bolus is made up of two parts, held together by a soluble wrapper. After administration, the wrapper readily dissolves and the two halves remain in the reticulum where they erode and dissolve. This process delivers a continuous and regular supply of nutrients to the animal.
Agrimin’s Dr Jamie Bennison revealed that the new range had been extensively trialled in New Zealand and at Glasgow Veterinary School. “Trials have confirmed a sustained release profile which ensures that iodine, selenium and cobalt levels are maintained throughout the active life of the bolus. In farm trials this has translated into higher levels of the elements in blood samples and improved animal productivity.”
Treatment is one bolus per animal (48g for sheep; 160g for cattle) administered with an Agrimin bolus gun. One bolus is sufficient to meet the animal’s full daily requirement for 180 days.
For more information about the 24•7 iodine, selenium and cobalt range of cattle and sheep boluses, visit www.agrimin247.co.uk or call 01652 688046.