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Calf Milk Replacer

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Calf Milk Replacer

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Aspen

NON-MEDICATED

Complete & Balanced Calf Nutrition

All Milk proteins for optimal growth

Contains vitamins and minerals

Helps support optimal digestibility and performance

ALL MILK: DAY 2 TO WEANING

Nutritionally complete non-medicated milk replacer to be fed to beef and dairy calves from day 2 to weaning.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:

Crude Protein, Min

20.00%

Crude Fat, Min

20.00%

Crude Fibre, Max

0.15%

Calcium, Min

0.75%

Calcium, Max

1.25%

Phosphorus, Min

0.70%

Vitamin A, Min

30000 IU/lb.

Vitamin D3, Min

5000 IU/lb.

Vitamin E, Min

100 IU/lb.

INGREDIENTS:

Dried whey product, dried whey protein concentrate, dried whey, animal fat (preserved with BHA, BHT, citric acid & ethoxyquin), L-lysine, calcium carbonate, sodium silico aluminate, ferrous sulfate, DL-methionine, magnesium sulfate, dried skimmed milk, artificial flavor, choline chloride, vitamin E supplement, maltodextrin, vitamin A supplement, manganese sulfate, zinc sulfate, lecithin, ethoxylated mono-diglycerides, propylene glycol, selenium yeast, brewer’s dried yeast, copper sulfate, ascorbic acid, niacin supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, calcium iodate, folic acid, cobalt sulfate

MIXING AND FEEDING DIRECTIONS:

Feed colostrum for the first 24 hours of life. Give the first feeding as soon as possible after birth and continue to feed colostrum every 8 to 12 hours for the first day of life. If there is no colostrum available, feed a colostrum replacer according to label directions. Begin feeding calf milk replacer on Day 2.

Mixing Directions

The enclosed cup holds about 12 ounces of milk replacer powder level full. Sprinkle 12 ounces of milk replacer powder on top of 2 quarts of warm water (110-115°F) and stir with a whisk until completely dissolved. Powder added to water increases the total volume of liquid resulting in about 2.3 quarts. For most accurate mixing, weigh milk replacer powder.

Feeding Directions

Cool milk replacer solution to body temperature before feeding. Always offer clean, free-choice water.

For large breeds feed 2.3 quarts (fill 2 quart bottle to rim) of milk replacer solution twice daily per calf.

IMPORTANT: Every animal is an individual. The amounts fed may need to be adjusted to support optimal body condition and growth. Animals may need additional feed during cold weather. Consult your veterinarian or animal nutritionist if you have questions.

Storage

Store dry milk replacer powder in a tightly closed container in a cool, dry place. Best if used within 12 months of manufacture. Shelf life can be extended by freezing the dry powder in a tightly sealed container. After mixing powder with water, refrigerate extra milk replacer solution promptly and use within 24 hours. Do not microwave or freeze solution.

IMPORTANT: FOLLOW FEEDING DIRECTIONS.

NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.

CALF MANAGEMENT TIPS

COLOSTRUM IS CRITICAL FOR CALVES - FEED FOR THE FIRST 24 HOURS OF LIFE

Colostrum from the mother provides essential nutrients and antibodies that the newborn calf needs to survive and grow into a healthy, productive adult. Feed 2 to 4 quarts of fresh, clean colostrum from the mother as soon as possible after birth (within 2 hours if possible), and then again 6 to 8 hours later. If the mother’s colostrum is poor quality or in short supply, feed a colostrum replacer according to label directions.

DON’T LEAVE YOUR CALF THIRSTY! FREE-CHOICE WATER IS A MUST

Offer clean, fresh water to the calf free-choice at all times to help maintain hydration and maximize dry feed intake.

SICK CALVES NEED MILK AND ELECTROLYTES

If your calf becomes stressed or develops scours (diarrhea), use electrolytes according to label directions. Feed electrolyte solution 1 to 3 times daily, in between milk replacer feedings (separate bottle) to help restore lost fluids and electrolytes. Electrolytes alone do not contain nearly enough nutrients to support a sick calf. Continue feeding milk replacer twice daily to provide critical nutrients and energy to the sick calf. If your calf does not improve in 2 to 3 days, or if your calf seems dehydrated, call your veterinarian immediately.

BELOW 40°F (4°C) IS COLD TO A BABY CALF - SHELTER AND ADDITIONAL WARM MILK

CAN HELP

During cold weather, consider adding a third feeding of milk replacer during the day for a calf in unheated housing. This will increase energy and nutrient intake to help keep the calf healthy and growing. Keeping your calf dry and clean also helps to keep the calf warm - a wet or soiled coat can chill a calf quickly. Provide a dry, draft-free shelter that is well bedded.

START THEM RIGHT AND KEEP THEM GROWING WITH CALF STARTER FEED

Jump-start rumen development and get your calf growing with free-choice dry feed right away. Begin offering a amount of starter daily to the calf starting in the first week of life. Gradually increase the amount of starter offered as the calf eats more. Offer fresh feed in a clean pail every day to maximize intake. Don’t forget the fresh water - calves won’t eat as much dry feed unless they have access to clean, fresh water.

WEANING FROM MILK REPLACER - MAKE IT AN EASY TRANSITION

A calf that is healthy and growing well can be weaned from milk replacer once it is consuming at least 3-4 pounds of dry feed each day for several days in a row. Transition gradually by reducing your calf to 1 bottle of milk replacer (or one feeding) per day for 1 week before weaning completely.

Manufactured For: Aspen Veterinary Resources®, Ltd., Liberty, MO 64068

www.aspenveterinaryresources.com

NET CONTENTS:

 

9 lb (4.08 kg)

A578MP

Rev. 11/14/16

01-6684

BA45

CPN: 1475333.0

ASPEN VETERINARY RESOURCES, LTD.
3155 W. HEARTLAND DRIVE, LIBERTY, MO, 64068
Telephone:   816-415-4324
Fax:   816-415-4314
Website:   www.aspenveterinaryresources.com
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Calf Milk Replacer information published above. However, it remains the responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with the product information contained on the US product label or package insert.

Copyright © 2017 North American Compendiums. Updated: 2017-11-28

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