- Ruminal Acidosis
- Mineral & Vitamin deficiency
- Poor feed efficiency
- Poor growth/thrive
The primary cause of acidosis is feeding a high level of rapidly digestible carbohydrates e.g. rolled barley, sugar beet. It should not be forgotten that leafy grass is highly digestible and can high levels of sugar which can cause ruminal acidosis. With quotas lifted, many farmers have opted to produce more from their cows. This has meant higher levels of high energy concentrates are been fed. This has increased the risk of ruminal acidosis which can have a big impact on farm output and profitability.
Symptoms and consequences
Acute acidosis often results in death, although illness and liver abscesses may be seen before hand. Cattle may become depressed, go off feed, have an elevated heart rate or diarrhoea.
- Reduced feed intake
- Poor body condition and weight loss
- Unexplained diarrhoea
- Pulse rate and respiratory rate may rise
- Increased endotoxin production
- Liver abscesses
This formulation is designed specifically to support muscle growth and feeds for optimal rumen development in young ruminants.The Beef/Heifer mixture helps optimal growth, healthy calves and a good quality colostrum.
Levabon Rumen E is an autolysed yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) which is spray-dried in order to preserve the biological value of the cell wall carbohydrates, peptides, essential amino acids and vitamins B.
Ruminant is a prebiotic digestive enhancer specially formulated for sheep and cattle. Ruminant contains a concentrated blend of enzymes and secondary metabolites. Ruminant aids in maintaining efficient rumen function through periods of stress such as weaning, transport and feed changes.