How can X-Zelit help?
X-Zelit helps by ensuring your cows have a perfect blood calcium level at calving. This is the most critical stage to set the cow up to ensure her future health, longevity and profitable milk production.
Why do you need a perfect balance of blood calcium at calving?
What is the difference between clinical and sub-clinical milk fever?
Clinical milk fever incidence is currently running close to 10% in UK dairy herds. It’s costing approximately £200 per cow. Clinical milk fever is a metabolic disease caused by a low blood calcium level, also termed hypocalcaemia. Subclinical milk fever can affect up to 75% of the herd, it’s unrecognisable and generally remains untreated. As such it may persist into early lactation and economically have a more negative effect on the farm that clinical cases.
How can I check if my herd has milk fever or hypocalcaemia?
My herd doesn’t really suffer from milk fever, do I still need to use X-Zelit on my dry cows?
Is X-Zelit cost effective?
How much could I save using X-Zelit?
X-Zelit has been tried and tested on UK farms for over 10 years, producing positive results for the farmers who use it. On average they have saved up to £90 per cow including the cost of the feed – you can see an example below. See how much you could save with our metabolic cost calculator.
What are the benefits of X-Zelit when feeding the dry cow?
If your dry cow eats their full dosage of X-Zelit, they will not get milk fever, it also reduces the effects of sub-clinical milk fever, as well as a whole host of benefits from achieving a perfect calcium balance.
I don't get milk fevers and a low percentage of held cleansings, but metritis is an issue will it help?
How does it compare to DCAD diets, do I need to measure pH?
It is a lot simpler than DCAD diets. Changes in forage do not alter the effectiveness of the X-Zelit. pH does not need to be measured in urine as we are not trying to balance anions. The X-Zelit system is much simpler and much more flexible.