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Bovine Calf Raising Essentials


Do not try to cut corners.
Birth Stress - 7% Iodine - use cup on all navels
Colostrum - good quality. Use colostrameter to determine quality.
2 qt. 4-6 hr. after birth
2 qt. 6-12 hr. after birth


Day One
30cc Epic II CL orally AM & PM
1/4 oz. Karbo Essentials AM & PM (1 Karbo Calf Cap AM & PM)
2.5cc BoSe IM
2.5cc ADE IM


Day Two
30cc Epic II CL orally AM & PM
1/4 oz. Karbo Essentials AM & PM (1 Karbo Calf Cap AM & PM)


Day Three
30cc Epic II CL orally AM & PM
1/4 oz. Karbo Essentials AM & PM (1 Karbo Calf Cap AM & PM)


Day Four-Eight
10cc Epic II CL orally AM & PM
1/4 oz. Karbo Essentials daily (1 Karbo Calf Cap AM & PM)


* Day Eight
2.5cc vaccination Vira Shield 6 + Somnus SubQ on neck


* Day Twenty-One
2.5cc vaccination Vira Shield 6 + Somnus SubQ on neck


Thereafter
10cc Epic II CL AM & PM in milk replacer or water. Use Epic II CL for a minimum of eight weeks for higher performance and better feed utilization to achieve greater weight gains on less feed. These beneficial effects will continue to give you a faster-growing, healthier calf.


Note: Continue to use 1/4 oz. Karbo Essentials daily in situations where diarrhea presents a problem. However, we strongly recommend a maintenance amount whether or not problems persist.


Epic II CL in the Control of Calf Diarrhea

To control calf diarrhea, the environment of the digestive contributes to the severity of the diarrhea that is present. One of the main reasons to use Epic II CL is for the promotion of a healthy digestive tract, rendering disease less of a factor in a healthy growing calf.

The presence of high levels of ammonia in the digestive tract seem to have a profound effect on the appearance of diarrhea. High levels of quality protein and non-protein nitrogen lead to this situation. The intestinal integrity is greatly enhanced and disease resistance is strengthened when high ammonia levels are challenged with the use of Epic II CL. Healthier digestive tract tissue acts as a positive barrier to viruses, bacteria and toxins that produce lethal disease conditions.

When using Epic II CL, the animal's immune system helps combat  diarrhea, there is faster growth, better feed intake and utilization, less labor, and less drug expenses in raising quality calves are all realized. In contrast, high ammonia levels in the digestive tract inhibit the fermentation of feed stuffs and contribute to unthrifty calves.