An oral supplement that maintains a more comfortable dry-off for dairy cows
Bovikalc® Dry is an oral mineral bolus designed to reduce milk production. It creates a mild, temporary decrease in blood pH that decreases dry matter intake and impacts milk synthesis. The reduction of milk production decreases udder engorgement and pressure, leading to more comfortable cows.
Drying off is the most important phase of the lactation cycle because it prepares the cow and her udder for the next lactation. Bovikalc® Dry provides a more comfortable dry-off by reducing milk production at dry-off, which can help:
Reduce udder engorgement and pressure to maintain a more comfortable dry-off1
Maintain cow comfort and well-being at dry-off without the implementation of additional2 management changes
Extend lying time for a more comfortable dry-off experience1
Reduce milk leakage1
The recommended method of delivery involves giving both boluses at dry-off. Giving two boluses at, or eight to 12 hours before, the last milking is the recommended protocol.
Bovikalc® Dry is an oral mineral supplement given to dairy cows at dry-off.
The direct effect of BOVIKALC Dry is a reduction of dry-matter intake, which results in a reduction of milk production at the time around dry-off. BOVIKALC Dry contains calcium chloride, calcium sulfate and ammonium chloride.
The product reduces milk production at dry-off by inducing a slight and temporary decrease in blood pH.
1 Maynou and Elcoso, et al. Effects of oral administration of acidogenic boluses at dry-off on performance and behavior of dairy cattle. J Dairy Sci 2018;101:1-12.
2 Vilar and Rajala-Schultz. Dry-off and dairy cow udder health and welfare: Effects of different milk cessation methods. The Veterinary Journal 2020; 262.
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