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BioFresh Bolus: Stress Free Transition

By: Dan Hoying

The transition success or lack thereof generally correlates to the reproduction and production success or lack thereof during a cow’s lactation. Every dairyman understands there is no more important time in a cow’s lactation than during the time after freshening.

More than 80% of all cow problems occur during the transition period. These can be broken down into 2 reasons: cows don’t eat or rest enough. Research shows metabolic diseases like Ketosis, Metritis, milk fever, etc. all have a negative economic effect. Recent research done by Cornell University and the University of Guelph shows that sometimes cows have subclinical signs not seen (NEFA and blood protein haptoglobins) that have a negative effect on production and reproduction as well.

With the new Veterinary Feed Directive in place, antibiotic therapy is a less used option to treat these metabolic diseases. BioFresh Bolus provides producers with a cost-effective option that is antibiotic free.

Key ingredients of BioFresh Bolus:
- Yeast Source (B-vitamins)
- Five specific Enzymes
- Specialized Proteins (avian derived antibodies to counteract negative effects of gram-negative and viral challenges)
- Potassium Iodide (slow release of Iodine to increase metabolism)
- Microbial Sugars (food source for good microbes)
- L-form Lactobacillus Concentrates (proprietary gut microbes)
- Mineral Proteinates (Zinc, Copper, Manganese, and Cobalt)
- Mineral Sources (Iron, Magnesium, and Selenium)
- B Vitamins (including Niacin, B-12, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Choline and Folic Acid) 

Research done at Southern Illinois University have shown a positive effect on lowering SCS. Also, trials done using electronic rumination/activity monitoring systems have shown a benefit to rumination during transition and other stressful times. BioFresh Bolus is a unique product that is cost effective during times of stress.

Check with your local Select Sires Representative to get more information on this great product and take advantage of our special July 1 - August 31, 2017, promotion. Buy 5, Get 1 Free!