Three new bolus products have been launched by the Denis Brinicombe Group to reduce the risk of micronutrient imbalances in grazing and forage fed cattle.
The EnduraBol boluses – Biotin, Pre-Calver and Organic – aim to meet the needs of cattle over 150kg through the sustained release of nutrients to optimise a healthy hoof structure, support calving and improve performance.
Biotin for hoof structure provides up to four months supplementation of six trace elements: cobalt, selenium, copper, manganese, iodine, and zinc as well as three key vitamins. It also delivers about 20mg of daily biotin to reduce lameness by optimising the hoof horn structure keratinisation.
Denis Brinicombe Group managing director Keith Greig says: “Evidence from studies shows that cows supplemented with this level of biotin per day had better locomotion while helping high yielding dairy cows reach their potential.”
Pre-Calver contains the same trace elements and vitamins, but in levels tailored to pre- and post-calving cows and heifers. It delivers these micronutrients for up to four months, to support the cow either side of calving and optimise post-calving recovery for future fertility.
The Organic bolus supplies the six essential trace elements for up to six months to maximise production and performance potential of beef and dairy cattle. Each pack contains a 10-cow supply of boluses which can be administered using a recommended applicator.