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Kid Milk Replacer

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Kid Milk Replacer

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Aspen

NON-MEDICATED

Complete & Balanced Kid Nutrition

23% protein 25% fat

All milk proteins for optimal growth

Complete and balanced nutrition from day 2 through weaning

Nutritionally complete milk replacer to be fed to kids from day 2 to weaning.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:

Crude Protein, Min

23.00%

Crude Fat, Min

25.00%

Crude Fiber, Max

0.15%

Calcium, Min

0.90%

Calcium, Max

1.40%

Phosphorus, Min

0.70%

Sodium, Min

0.50%

Sodium, Max

1.00%

Copper, Min

10.00 ppm

Copper, Max

15.00 ppm

Selenium, Min

0.30 ppm

Vitamin A, Min

30000 IU/lb.

Vitamin D3, Min

5000 IU/lb.

Vitamin E, Min

100 IU/lb.

INGREDIENTS:

Dried whey protein concentrate, dried whey product, animal fat (preserved with BHA, BHT), dried whey, potassium sorbate (preservative), citric acid (preservative), calcium carbonate, hydrolyzed yeast, lecithin, L-lysine, dicalcium phosphate, calcium silicate, DL-methionine, artificial flavor, ferrous sulfate, choline chloride, vitamin E supplement, dried skimmed milk, vitamin A supplement, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, ascorbic acid, niacin supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, calcium pantothenate, selenium yeast, brewer’s dried yeast, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, cobalt sulfate, ethylenediamine dihydroiodide, copper 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 4 to 6 hours for the first day of life. If there is no colostrum available, feed a colostrum replacer that is labeled for a goat kid or multi-species with goat kid feeding directions. Begin feeding milk replacer on Day 2.

COLD FREE-CHOICE FEEDING

Mix one level enclosed measuring cup (approximately 4 ounces of dry milk replacer powder by weight) into 1-1/2 cups of clean, warm water (120°F). Mix thoroughly until completely dissolved. Add 1-1/2 cups of cold water (45°F) and stir to mix thoroughly. Use the feeding directions (table) below to determine the total amount of mixed milk replacer to offer daily based on body weight. Divide the total amount into 2 feedings daily and offer fresh milk in an appropriate free choice feeder. Refrigerate extra milk replacer for the next feeding if needed. Allow refrigerated milk to warm slightly at room temperature, and stir to mix thoroughly before feeding. Clean and sanitize feeding equipment between feedings. Do not store refrigerated mixed solution for more than 24 hours before feeding.

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.

WARM BOTTLE FEEDING

Mix one level enclosed measuring cup (approximately 4 ounces of dry milk replacer powder by weight) into 1-1/2 pints (3 cups) of clean, warm water (110-120°F). Mix thoroughly until completely dissolved. Allow the milk replacer solution to cool to about 90-100°F before feeding. Please see the table for feeding instructions.

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.

AGE/WEIGHT OF KID

FEEDINGS PER DAY

CUPS OF MIXED MILK REPLACER PER FEEDING

TOTAL CUPS OF MILK REPLACER DAILY

0 to 24 hours of age, birth weight 5 to 10 lbs.

5 to 6

COLOSTRUM ONLY

1/2 to 1 cup

COLOSTRUM ONLY

2 1/2 to 6 cup

2 to 4 days, 6 to 10 lbs.

4

3/4 CUP

Milk Replacer

3 CUPS

Milk Replacer

5 to 9 days, 9 to 13 lbs.

4

1 CUP

Milk Replacer

4 CUPS

Milk Replacer

10 to 14 days, 12 to 16 lbs.

3

1 3/4 CUPS

Milk Replacer

5 1/4 CUPS

Milk Replacer

15 to 20 days, 15 to 20 lbs.

3

2 CUPS

Milk Replacer

6 CUPS

Milk Replacer

21 to 30 days, 20 to 25 lbs.

2

4 CUPS

Milk Replacer

8 CUPS

Milk Replacer

31 days to weaning, 20 to 30 lbs.

2

5 CUPS

Milk Replacer

10 CUPS

Milk Replacer

KID MANAGEMENT TIPS

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

Colostrum from the mother provides essential nutrients and antibodies that the newborn kid needs to survive and grow into a healthy, productive adult. Feed colostrum from the mother for the first 24 hours of life. If the mother’s colostrum is not available, feed a goat kid or multi species colostrum replacer (that has goat kid feeding directions). Do not feed milk replacer until Day 2.

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

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

SICK KIDS NEED MILK AND ELECTROLYTES

If your kid becomes stressed or develops scours (diarrhea), use an electrolyte labeled for use in goat kids according to label directions. Feed electrolyte solution one to three times daily in between milk replacer feedings (using a separate bottle) to help restore lost fluids and electrolytes. Electrolytes alone do not contain nearly enough nutrients to support a sick kid. Continue feeding milk replacer at least twice daily to provide critical nutrients and energy to the sick animal. If your kid does not improve in two or three days, or seems weak or dehydrated, call your veterinarian immediately.

PROVIDE CLEAN, DRY SHELTER TO KEEP THEM WARM

Keeping your goat kid dry and clean also helps to maintain body warmth during cold weather - a wet or soiled coat can quickly chill an animal. Provide a dry, draft-free shelter that is well bedded with straw or kiln dried wood shavings.

START THEM RIGHT AND KEEP THEM GROWING WITH HIGH-QUALITY STARTER FEED

Jump start rumen development and get your goat kid growing with free choice dry feed. Begin offering a small amount of pellets daily to your goat kid in the second week of life. Gradually increase the amount of starter offered as your kid eats more. Offer fresh feed in a clean pail every day to maximize intake. Begin offering high-quality, fine-stemmed forage (hay or pasture) free choice at about 3 weeks of age, after the kid begins consuming starter feed. Don’t forget the fresh water - kids won’t eat dry feed unless they have access to clean, fresh water.

WEANING FROM MILK REPLACER - MAKE IT AN EASY TRANSITION

Goat kids that are healthy and growing well can be weaned from a milk replacer once they are consuming hay and grain daily, and weighs 2 to 2-1/2 times his birth weight. If possible, avoid weaning during other major stress, such as long transport, castration or tail docking.

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

www.aspenveterinaryresources.com

NET CONTENTS:

 

8 lb (3.62 kg)

A577MP

Rev. 11/17/16

01-6687

BD45

CPN: 1475332.0

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 Kid 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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