ALLSURE SHEEP & LAMB BOLUS

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Description

Allsure Sheep & Lamb Bolus

  • Allsure Sheep and Lamb is a supplementary bolus that supplies sheep and lambs with cobalt selenium and iodine.
  • The boluses are designed to use a slow release leeching system that will slowly release the minerals over a six month period.
  • Allsure sheep and Lamb boluses are ideal for supplementing sheep that don’t require copper and for copper sensitive breeds.
  • These boluses can improve your flocks health, performance, vitality and reduce your concentrate use.
  • The Allsure sheep and Lamb is perfect for use to meet the new sheep scheme pre weaning mineral requirements.
  • These boluses should be administered using the Allsure Sheep Metal Balling Gun.

Active Substance:
Cobalt, Iodine and Selenium.

Target Species:
Sheep and lambs.

Treats and Controls:
An imbalance in available minerals as well as iodine. Slow release over 6 months.

Application Method:
Allsure Sheep Metal Balling Gun.

Withdrawal Period:
None.

Dosage:
1 Bolus per animal.

What does Allsure sheep and Lamb Contain?

Content Per Bolus
Cobalt 185 mg
Iodine 660 mg
Selenium 100 mg

Why use boluses over drenches?

There are significant advantages to using boluses over drenches. Drenches have to be administered every few weeks where as a single bolus can last up to four months. This fact alone can save time, effort and money for the farmer. Drenches can also cause a sudden spike in the minerals being administered which in some cases can be damaging to the animal, boluses use a slow release system which ensures the animal is only being administered the correct daily amount of cobalt, selenium and iodine.

Iodine Deficiency in Sheep:

A severe deficiency of iodine causes a lack of essential thyroid hormone production and the thyroid gland enlarges. The enlarged thyroid gland is called goitre. The swelling occurs in the throat area and can be as large as an orange. Goitre is mainly a disease of lambs and kids, it rarely occurs in calves. Goats have a higher requirement for iodine than other livestock. Supplementing ewes with the trace element iodine can prevent goitre and potentially fatal deficiency complications.

Cobalt Deficiency in Sheep:

Cobalt has an important biological role as a constituent of vitamin B12 which is manufactured by micro-organisms in the first stomach (rumen). Cobalt deficiency (pine) occurs where there are low soil cobalt concentrations which may be further complicated by PGE which causes diarrhoea thereby interfering with the absorption of vitamin B12.

Signs of cobalt deficiency are most commonly observed in weaned lambs at pasture during late summer/autumn, and include lethargy, reduced appetite, poor quality wool with an open fleece, small size and poor body condition despite adequate nutrition. There may be tear staining of the cheeks, and pale mucous membranes (eyes) develop after several months.

Cobalt-deficient sheep may fail to respond well to vaccinations and be more susceptible to clostridial diseases (for example pulpy kidney) and pasteurellosis (pneumonia).In severe cases of cobalt deficiency (referred to as ovine white liver syndrome) lambs present with nervous signs including depression, head pressing, and aimless wandering. Cobalt deficiency is much less common in adults but is reported to cause reduced fertility and poor mothering ability but these signs may be more related to generalised low body condition scores.

Selenium Deficiency in Sheep:

Often referred to as white muscle disease, nutritional muscular dystrophy, and stiff lamb disease. White muscle disease occurs in the UK with recognised risk factors such as feeding home grown cereals and root crops, and incorrectly mineralised rations. Selenium deficiency occurs in soils of certain geographic areas world-wide leading to pasture/crop deficiency. Certain root crops are known to be low in both selenium and vitamin E. Feeding grain treated with propionic acid may increase the risk of white muscle disease.

Features of the Allsure sheep and Lamb:

  • For supplementing sheep and lambs.
  • Supplies lamb with cobalt, selenium and iodine.
  • Slow release leeching system.
  • Lasts up to six months.
  • Meets sheep scheme mineral requirements.

 

See also:

Cobalt 12 Guard High, Coseicure Sheep Bolus & Cobalt 12 Guard.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Product size

100 bolus pack, 200 bolus pack

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