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 The trace minerals in Multimin are essential structural components of antioxidant enzymes which are required to neutralise free radicals and combat oxidative stress.2,3
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 administered by injection and as such, is not subject to interactions and absorption effects in the rumen. Multimin acts rapidly reaching peak levels in the blood after only 8 hours4,5 and the liver after 24 hours.4,5
Scientifically proven with field trials in more than 6,000 cattle, 24 peer reviewed papers and successful in market use in several other countries, Multimin provides a fast, simple and accurate way to strategically top up essential trace minerals at times of high demand, to help improve cattle health and performance.
Lynda continues ‘Multimin is a great addition to the Virbac Large Animal range. It represents an exciting new opportunity for vets to strengthen their herd health plans, boost practice revenue and help to further reduce antibiotic usage.’
Multimin is available in a 100ml PET bottle. For further information on Multimin, please speak to your Virbac Territory Manager
Oxidative Stress : Its Effect on Cattle and the Role of Trace Minerals
Reactive Oxygen Species or Free Radicals are constantly formed during normal aerobic cellular metabolism. Free radicals are unstable and highly reactive oxidants that can remove an electron from another compound leaving it oxidised.