Direct-Fed Microbials for Healthy Calves
Historically, producers have used milk replacers containing sub-therapeutic levels of antibiotics. Recently this practice is being scrutinized citing the potential for resistant strains of bacteria, the higher cost of milk replacers, as well as noting the antibiotic levels are ineffective in preventing disease as reasons to discontinue this practice. Recommendations have been for producers to replace the use of sub-therapeutic antibiotics with proven practices such as good colostrum management, bio-security protocols, feeding coccidiostats and direct-fed microbials.
CONVERT™ Calf Products are a special blend of naturally occurring direct-fed microorganisms (Enteroccous faecium, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium), unique and proprietary L-form Lactobacillus, microbial sugars, enzymes and specialized proteins. These ingredients provide essential management tools for production and environmentally related challenges. These products do not contain antibiotics and are proven to be safe and effective.
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CONVERT Day One Gel (at birth) 5-15cc (challenge) 15cc
CONVERT Ranch Pack 200D (Day 1-21) ½ scoop (challenge) 4 scoops
CONVERT Ranch Pack 1000D (Day 1-21) ½ scoop (challenge) 4 scoops
During periods of challenge, increase daily dose to Challenge level for 1 to 2 feedings, evaluate calf response, then return to normal dose rate. Keep product at or near room temperature.
Recommended use program: one dose of CONVERT Day One Gel or Bolus at birth, followed by Convert Ranch Pack once a day for 21 days.
CONVERT Day One Gel – 60cc tube / 6 per box (#11005)
CONVERT Ranch Pack 200 Dose – 2.5 lb package (#3525)
CONVERT Ranch Pack 1000 Dose – 12.5 lb package (#3500)
CONVERT Calf Bolus – 40 / jar (#11006) or 10 Bolus Foil Pack (#11007)
Stable for two years. Store in cool, dry place.
CONVERT Ranch Pack: Dextrose, Dried whey, Lactic acid, Calcium lactate, Malic acid, Acetic acid, Tartaric acid, Potassium iodide, Dried egg product, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, and Dried Bifidobacterium longum fermentation product. Dried Bifidobacterium thermophilum fermentation product. CONVERT Gel: Corn oil, Silicon dioxide, Dried egg, Lactic acid, Calcium lactate, Aspartic acid, Sodium citrate, Potassium citrate, Dried Enterocaccus faecium fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermintation product, Dried Bifidobacterium longum fermentation product, and Dried Bifidobacterium thermophilum fermentation product. CONVERT Bolus: Dried egg product, Dried whey, Lactic acid, Calcium lactate, Aspartic acid, Sodium citrate, Potassium citrate, Potassium iodide, Dried Enterococcus facium fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried Bifidobacterium thermophilum fermentation product, Dried Bifidobacterium longum fermentation product and Silicon dioxide.
CONVERT Day One Gel and Bolus: Total Lactic Acid Bacteria (min.) 5 billion CFU/per 15cc/ bolus
CONVERT Ranch Pack 200 Dose and 1000 Dose: Total Lactic Acid Bacteria (min.) 0 billion CFU/pound