Improve productivity and profitability with New Multimin™ , a unique trace mineral injection for cattle

Virbac is pleased to announce the availability of Multimin in the UK. Multimin is a unique prescription only four in one trace mineral injection to combat oxidative stress and its effects in cattle.   Containing Zinc, Copper, Manganese and Selenium, MULTIMIN is designed to correct clinical and subclinical deficiencies which can arise during high demand periods in the production and breeding life cycle.

Oxidative stress is an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants which can lead to cell and tissue damage, impacting the health and performance of cattle.1 When the trace mineral status of cattle declines, immunity and enzyme function are compromised first, followed by a reduction in growth and fertility and finally a decrease in normal growth prior to clinical deficiency.2

Multimin provides a fast, simple and reliable way to boost essential trace minerals at times of high demand e.g. calving, breeding, vaccination and transportation, to combat oxidative stress, giving farmers an exciting new opportunity to maximise cattle performance and herd profitability.

Lynda Maris, Virbac large animal product manager says ‘Trace mineral requirements are currently primarily provided through the diet and various forms of oral supplementation.  However, reduced oral intake, poor absorption from the rumen and antagonism from other minerals means that during periods of high demand, even in apparently well supplemented animals, a trace mineral gap can occur between the trace minerals required for optimum health and performance versus those available. Multimin is scientifically proven and has been successfully used by cattle farmers throughout the world, so we are delighted to make it available in the UK.’

Multimin is easily administered by injection and as such, is neither subject to regurgitation, nor  interactions and absorption effects in the rumen. Multimin acts rapidly reaching peak levels in the blood after only 8 hours and the liver after 24 hours3.

MultimiN is only available on prescription from your veterinary surgeon so for more information on how Multimin could benefit your herd speak to your vet.

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