Supporting recovery from calving
First Energy Supplies:
- High levels of available Calcium
- Magnesium: Many cows at calving with or recovering from transition diseases are deficient in magnesium. Magnesium is essential for calcium metabolism as well as metabolism of fat, energy and protein.
- Rapidly available energy
- Yeast extract stimulating intestinal function
- Vitamin E: Vitamin E is an important anti-oxidant for the cows metabolism. Antioxidants play an important role in times of stress such as calving and in repair of tissue and healing.
- Nicotinic acid + Vitamins B1, B2, B6 & B12: Nicotinic acid production quite often does not meet the dairy cows requirements at calving, because of the effect of reduced feed intake on rumen function and increased demand. Research would indicate that Nicotinic acid plays an important role in dairy cow metabolism;
- Reducing fat mobilisation in early lactation
- Increasing the rate of metabolism of ketones
- ketones are important as they reduce feed intake