Producers with concerns about baby calves that might have missed getting a healthy feeding of colostrum during their first 24 hours of life have a new weapon in their fight for healthy calves.
AgriLabs, based in St. Joseph, Mo., has unveiled Achieve with Cryptex, its new all-natural formula for bolstering the ability of newborns to withstand disease stressors such as scours.
Achieve is a highly palatable, easy-to-use and extremely digestible paste that is scientifically formulated for newborns with:
• Targeted egg-yolk proteins, combating common pathogens that cause malnutrition and scours.
• Lactic acid-producing bacteria, glutamine and inulin, combining to crowd out harmful bacteria in the gut, support intestinal health and foster the growth of beneficial bacteria.
• Cryptex, a precisely formulated polysaccharide and thermally-activated carbon mixture, gives ACHIEVE its characteristic black color. It removes pathogenic toxins from the intestine and creates a hostile environment for pathogens such as Cryptosporidium, a major cause of protozoal diarrhea.
Achieve with Cryptex is available from AgriLabs distributors and local dealers (www.agrilabs.com).