Colostrum Replacer – Immucol Platinum

£45.00

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Immucol Platinum is a complete feed colostrum replacer – the most complete alternative to maternal colostrum on the market! Contains exceptionally high levels of natural bovine colostrum to make a complete feed containing essential nutrients and 20% fat.

If you have a cria that requires supplementary feeding and you can’t milk enough colostrum from the dam, you need something to replace that with. Traditionally, we vets have advised using fresh colostrum from another species such as a cow to get those all-important antibodies into the cria. However, it can be difficult to ensure that this source is disease-free. In the UK, dairy cows may be a source of TB, Johne’s, IBR and EBL and not all herds may know their disease status. This product is certified TB, EBL, IBR and Johne’s free, so represents a worry-free source of colostrum.

If you need guidance on how to bottle feed crias, please see our Feeding Guide for Crias.

What makes Immucol Platinum so good?

Immucol Platinum colostrum is prepared using a freeze-drying process: freeze-drying the colostrum ensures that the all-important antibodies (IgG) are preserved. This is a costly process, but ensures a high quality end product that can be used as a complete colostrum replacer. Most other colostrum products on the market are spray-dried which is a process that heats the milk above 80 degrees: this reduces the quality of the colostrum and means that the antibodies contained in the product are rarely present in sufficient quantity to be used as a replacement for natural colostrum. This is why most other products are labelled “supplements” rather than “replacers”. They are cheaper because it is a much cheaper process to make them.

So if you need to use a powdered colostrum, make sure it’s one that has high levels of IgG!

Certified TB, EBL, IBR and Johne’s free.

Mixes up to 2 litres. Crias require 10-15% of their body weight fed as milk in 24 hours. This equates to 700-1050 ml for a 7kg cria. Therefore each pack will supply 2-3 newborn crias if fed entirely by bottle, or more crias if this is used as a top-up feed.

100% recyclable packaging.
Package: 700 g.

Graph shows the IgG content of a number of brands of colostrum supplements – from Corke MJ, Cattle Practice 2012. Relative levels of IgG in Immucol Platinum is shown on the right.

Additional information

Weight 0.700 kg

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