OptiGuard is a BioGro certified anti-diarrhoeal that when fed to calves significantly reduces the effects of diarrohea..
OptiGuard is a BioGro certified stockfeed supplement that when fed to calves significantly reduces scours, stimulates livestock immune systems and enhances calves resistance to disease. It's a premium calf anti-scour is a finely milled zeolite product that is available through your local vet clinic.
Learn more from our top calf rearers and how they've used OptiGuard:
- Lannah Johnson and Zach Walling - Preventing Scours
- Marie Todd - Efficient Calf Rearing
- Rachel Usmar - Focus on Calf Housing
- Angela Holdem - Top Five Top Tips
Want to learn more about the Calf rearing protocols? Download from the section alongside.
What is OptiGuard?
OptiGuard is a very finely milled, geologically young, natural mineral specific to the Taupo volcanic zone in NZ called BPM zeolite. BPM Zeolite is an alumino silicate with a porous three-dimensional honeycomb framework with a net negative charge. The combined honeycomb framework and net negative charge, allows BPM Zeolite to both absorb liquids and adsorb compounds.
When fed to calves this provides many advantages to their developing immune systems. OptiGuard significantly reduces scours, while enhancing a calf’s resistance to disease and aiding their digestion processes. This allows calves to grow to weight more quickly and wean earlier.
Scouring in calves is the highest contributor to dehydration and so reducing the possibility of dehydration enables the calf to utilise the nutrients it is being fed and optimise its growth.
OptiGuard is completely natural and BioGro certified as an input for organics, it is cost effective, it has many benefits in terms of animal health, and is also beneficial to the environment.
OptiGuard is available in 20kg bags. Ask for OptiGuard today.
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"I just wanted to say how much I love this product. For example I had stopped feeding as all our calves were over 1 month old and passed the high risk scouring stage. But one of vats of stored milk went off and all the inside calves got the shits. Normally this could have turned out very badly but I just bulk fed them OptiGuard and they were recovered within two days.
How to use OptiGuard?
Four tablespoons of OptiGuard, with its unique 3-dimensional porous structure, has enough total absorbtive surface area to cover a full-sized rugby field. The ultra fine particle size of OptiGuard provides a much larger surface-gut environment interface, allowing for more rapid absorption and thus deactivation of bacterial toxins.
Simply add OptiGuardTM to your calf-meal mix, or place it directly into feed troughs to allow calves to self-manage their intake. OptiGuardTM can also be mixed with milk. Simply stir to reconstitute.
Addition rates from 10gm per calf, per day – or ad-lib as necessary. OptiGuardTM is available in 20kg bags and 1000kg bulk bags from your local Vet only.