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Win one of ten Ritchey Portasol Dehorners worth 100 each


A free-to-enter competition has been launched by Vtoquinol as part of a drive to encourage dairy and beef farmers to appreciate the benefits of using a licensed, standardised colostrum product.

Ten lucky entrants will win a superb Ritchey Portasol Dehorner worth 100. All they have to do is answer a simple question on the role of a licenced colostrum product in helping to protect against neonatal diarrhoea.

Scours are caused by a mixture of bacteria such as E.coli and viruses like rotavirus and coronavirus in the newborns gut. Calves are built with little in-built defence against these diseases as the placenta of cows does not allow the passage of immune protection to the calf.

Increasing numbers of breeders prefer to use a colostrum product such as Locatim to protect against E.coli and as a back-up to the immunoglobulins received from the dam.   It is very difficult to assess the quality and quantity consumed by the calf if it suckles directly from its dam, therefore, Locatim provides reassurance that the calf has received specific immunoglobulins, vital to provide adequate immunity.

Calf scours are often caused by E.coli pathogens which are present on most beef and dairy farms, ensuring calves have maximum protection against E.coli makes good business sense, says Vtoquinol product manager Susan Mitchell.

Ensuring calves have adequate immunity inside them to protect against E.coli , will ultimately reduce the number of deaths from E.coli, and give the most valuable calves the best start in life.

Dont miss your chance to win this fabulous prize, simply download your entry form at urges Miss Mitchell.

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