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Role of Vitamin A

Do your animals suffer from PINKEYE?, or Calf Scours?

Are you Grain Feeding?

VITIMIN A Supplimentation WILL ASSIST WITH THESE AND MANY OTHER PROBLEMS

 

Roles of Vitamin A

  1. Maintenance of growth and appetite ------ production
  2. Important in immune response ------ ability to fight infection
  3. Required for cell replication and maintenance ---- membrane strength
  4. Ovarian follicle development -----Fertility
  5. Vitamin A is important in cattle and sheep’s ability to resist Pinkeye and Scours.

 

Extra Vitamin A may be required because

- these factors further reduce Vitamin A availability

  • Lush rapidly growing pastures with elevated nitrogen content
  • Dry pastures or crop residue ( eg stubble grazing or drought)
  • Parasite burdens
  • High grain diet
  • Low Zinc availability in diet (very common in this area)
  • High calcium or low phosphorus levels in diet (a common local finding)
  • High temperatures or other stress (eg. transport or handling)
  • High salt or urea levels in diet

 

How to supplement

Vitamin A D & E injection is available in 100 ml bottle or 500 ml blister packs.

The dose rate is:
Lambs at weaning - 0.5 ml
Adult sheep - 2 ml

Calves at weaning - 2 ml
Adult cattle - 5 ml


Consider Vitamin A to help in Pinkeye prevention and boost production

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Hore Eye Ulcer

Here are some pictures of a Hores with a nasty eye ulcer. Caused initially by trauma inbecame infected with bacteria. Later the ulcer became infected with a fungal disease.

There is flushing catheter in place to allow frequent flushing treatment of treatment solutions to the eye

 

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