ANIMAL HEALTH & NUTRITION

By linking with Starlyne, "the specialists in livestock nutrition", I can offer a quality range of products providing all that is necessary for good health and peak condition. The range consists of 'free-access' powders, buckets and tubs, blocks and liquids - all with specific formulations to treat and prevent common disorders. Adequate provision of protein, minerals and vitamins will promote growth, fertility, meat and milk production.



The range consists of:

MINERAL VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS
ORGANIC MINERALS
GARLIC TUB
VITASOL NEW LAMB
VITASOL TWIN LAMB
VITASOL 'CHELATED' VITAMIN DRENCH
MOLASSED MINERALS IN BUCKETS AND TUBS
SALT LICKS
CEREAL BASED FEED BLOCKS
WORMER BUCKETS AND TUBS
CEREAL BALANCERS
SILAGE ADDITIVES


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Animal Nutrition (Courtesy of Starlyne)

MINERALS

METABOLIC FUNCTION

SYMPTOM OF DEFICICENCY

CALCIUM

99% of body total calcium in bones and teeth. Also in body fluids - required for normal functioning of nerves and muscles. Calcium is closely associated with Phosphorus and Vitamin D.

Bone malformations
Rickets in young animals, ostemalicia in older animals
Milk Fever
In early lactation when increased calcium requirements cannot be met.

PHOSPHORUS

80% of body total is associated with bones and teeth.
Also involved with normal carbohydrate and energy metabolism.

Bone malformations
Rickets, osteomalacia, stiff joints and muscular weakness.
Poor fertility.
Reduced milk yields and growth rates.
Pica - depraved appetite.

MAGNESIUM

70% of body total associated with calcium and phosphorus in bones and teeth. Also involved with many vital enzyme systems and the normal functioning of the nervous system.

Hypomagnesaemia
Clinical - grass staggers
Sub-Clinical - reduced appetite, reduced milk yields, reduced growth rates, reduced fertility and increased incidence of milk fever.

SALT

Involved in the regulation of body fluids.

Declining appetites causing reduced growth rates and milk yields.
Urine licking.

COPPER

Component of red blood cells and many enzyme systems.
Involved in the pigmentation of hair and wool.

'Swayback' in lambs
'Brown Coat' and 'Spectacles' around the eyes.
Also reduced growth, infertility, scouring, poor wool crimp, anaemia and death. (Beware of COPPER TOXICITY IN SHEEP)

COBALT

Required for the synthesis of Vitamin B12 by rumen microbes.
Also involved with specific enzyme systems.

'Pining' - reduced appetite leading to a progressive loss of bodyweight, listlessness and death.

IODINE

Constituent of thyroxine, the hormone produced by the thyroid gland.

'Goitre' enlargement of thyroid gland.
Reproductive Problems - reduced fertility, discharging cows, increased abortions and retained placentae.

IRON

Constituent of blood haemoglobin and other proteins. Also involved with several enzyme systems.

Anaemia particularly in suckling animals.
Reduced growth rates.

MANGANESE

Mainly associated with enzyme systems and required for normal bone formation, muscular development and reproduction.

Reduced fertility and frequent abortion.
Reduced growth and leg deformities.

ZINC

Constituent of body tissues, such as skin and several enzymes.

Reduced growth due to depressed appetite and poor feed conversion.
Lameness - possible involvement with ruminants.
Parakeratosis skin problems in pigs

SELENIUM

Involved with the normal functioning of muscle and organs such as the liver closely associated with Vitamin E in protecting cells from oxidative damage.

Muscle degeneration.
White muscle disease - causing stiff gait and arched back.
Retained placenta.
Reduced fertility, cystic ovaries, mastitis problems.

VITAMINS

METABOLIC FUNCTION

SYMPTOM OF DEFICICENCY

VITAMIN A

Required for normal vision. Also involved with development of bones and membranes.

Blindness, rough hair and scaly skin.
Reproductive problems - infertility and abortion.
Bone malformations, reduced growth and scouring.

VITAMIN D

Closely related to the metabolic function of calcium, including its absorption, deposition into bones and re-absorption from bone.

Bone malformations.
Poor growth rates.

VITAMIN E

Associated with fat metabolism and other tissue functions. Metabolic function is closely related to selenium.

Muscular degeneration.
White muscular disease causing stiff gait and arched back.
Retained placenta.
Reduced fertility.

VITAMIN B12

Contains cobalt in centre of molecule. Involved with several essential enzyme systems.

Anaemia
'Pining' - reduced appetite leading to a progressive loss of bodyweight, listlessness and death.

Nutritional Problems and Solutions

PROBLEM

RECOMMENDED SOLUTION

Acetonaemia

Molasses Buckets
High Energy Protein Buckets

Acidity (in silage)

Dairymin SBC
Crina in powders, buckets and tubs

Appetite (lack of)

Molasses Buckets
ST6 Multivitamin Supplement

Bloom (lack of)

ST6 Multivitamin Supplement
Vitasol Oral Drench
Vitarite Powder (Horses)

Butterfat (low)

Dairymin SBC + Phos., Crina Products

Calf Pneumonia

Neil Calf Special ( Mineral or Tub)
4 in 1 Breather Bucket

Coccidiosis

Medicated Mineral Blocks
(Vet's Prescription required)

Copper deficiency

Sucromag + High Copper Powders
Copper Licks
Vitasol Oral Drench
Bioplex Super Cattle Bucket

Condition (lack of)

ST6 Multivitamin Supplement
Vitarite (for Horses)
Nutrimax Buckets
Vitasol Range

Fertility problems

ST2 High Phosphorus Mineral
Nutriphos Buckets or Tubs
High Phosphorus Licks
Vitasol Range

Foot problems

Chelated Zinc added to Minerals
Vitasol Oral Drench
Nutrimax Buckets
H E Multivit Tubs and Buckets

Hair (loss)

High Copper Minerals, Licks and Buckets
Vitasol Oral Drench

Hay/Straw (poor)

Protein Feed Blocks
ST5 Urea Balancer
HE Protein Buckets

Milk Fever

ST4 Dry Cow Mineral, Buckets or Tubs
Vitasol Oral Drench

Organic Feeding

Tofmins & Tof Blocks or Tubs
Mineral suitable and approved for Organic diets.

Protein (lack of)

Growmax Cereal Balancers
Protein Feed Blocks

Pine / Swayback (lambs)

Copper & Cobalt rich Minerals
High Copper Licks
Trace Element Licks
Vitasol Oral Drench + Copper

Retained Cleansing (Cows)

Vitasol Oral Drench
Superphos Mineral
Dry Cow Buckets or Tubs
ST6 Multivitamin Supplement

Rickets

Foddermin Mineral Supplement
Vitasol Oral Drench
ST6 Multivitamin Supplement

Ringworm

Gold Star or Red Label Mineral / Nutrimax Buckets
ST6 Multivitamin Supplement / H E Multivit Tubs + Copper

Silage (poor quality)

Silagepak

Somatic Cell Counts

Chelated Minerals / High Zinc Products
Nutrimax Buckets
Vitasol Oral Drench

Staggers

Sucromag Mineral Supplement
Magnesium Blocks
Unimag Buckets or Tubs

Stress (calves/lambs)

Vitasol Oral Drench / Vitasol New Lamb
ST6 Multivitamin Supplement

Twin Lamb Disease / Energy Deficient

Vitasol Twin Lamb
Molasses Buckets and Tubs
H E Protein Tubs

Urine drinking

Mineral Salt Licks
ST1 General Purpose Mineral
Nutrimax Buckets

Weakly Lambs or Calves

Vitasol Oral Drench / Vitasol new Lamb

White Muscle Disease

ST6 Multivitamin Supplement
Vitasol Oral Drench

Worms - in Cattle and Sheep

Starlyne Wormer Buckets
Starlyne Wormer Tubs