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OptiPrime Colostrum Replacer

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Calf, Lamb & Kid Colostrum Replacer

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OptiPrime™ Colostrum Replacer product contains globulin proteins derived from bovine colostrum and is to be used in situations where maternal colostrum is unavailable or is of unknown quantity or quality. OptiPrime can also be utilized as a colostrum supplement.

 

 

About the Product

Why use a colostrum replacer?

Maintaining a consistent supply of good quality colostrum for newborn calves is often a challenge. A colostrum replacer can be a suitable alternative for maternal colostrum in the following cases:

  • Biosecurity – prevent transmission of diseases such as Johne’s
  • Quantity – minimize inventory concerns when maternal colostrum supplies are short
  • Quality – reduce cow-to-cow variation in immunoglobulin (Ig) concentration associated with maternal colostrum
  • Convenience – minimize hassles with night calvings and thawing frozen colostrum
  • Cleanliness – eliminate potential bacterial contamination issues with maternal colostrum
  • Maternal colostrum needs to be routinely monitored for adequate levels of immunoglobulins or globulin proteins, whereas colostrum replacers already contain a pre-defined amount of globulin proteins.

 

Provides up to 200 grams of Globulin Proteins

OptiPrime single dose contains 150 grams of globulin proteins per 500 gram packet. OptiPrime Multidose provides the option to feed up to 200 grams of globulin proteins. These feeding rates meet current university recommendations for colostrum replacer.

OptiPrime is derived from a concentrated form of 100% pure, natural bovine colostrum and is manufactured from high quality first and second milkings from selected Grade A dairies. OptiPrime is guaranteed free of all major colostrum transmissible diseases including Johne’s.

Fortified with Essential Fatty Acids, Vitamins, and Minerals

OptiPrime is fortified with NeoTec4, a special blend of fatty acids shown to help support the immune system, intestinal health, and calf growth. In addition, OptiPrime contains supplemental minerals and vitamins to provide critical co-factors and nutrients to support the immune system of the newborn calf.

Instantized Formula for Easy Mixing

OptiPrime has been instantized to assure ease of mixing of the product, often a concern with colostrum replacers. The instantizing process helps to assure adequate mixability and wettability while minimizing settle-out.

Can be Utilized as a Colostrum Supplement

OptiPrime can also be used as a colostrum supplement in support of maternal colostrum that is of marginal quality or quantity. Use a half packet to provide 75 grams of globulin proteins or choose a dose from the label directions options on the Multidose package to supplement the globulin proteins supplied by maternal colostrum.

Storage and Shelf Life

Store dry OptiPrime powder in a tightly closed, waterproof container in a cool, dry place. Use within 12 months of manufacture whenever possible. Dry powder may be sealed in a waterproof, airtight container and stored in the freezer to extend shelf life. After OptiPrime has been mixed with water, feed the solution immediately—do not store.

 

 

Nutrient Analysis

Crude Protein, min % 46.00
Crude Fat, min % 20.00
Crude Fiber, max % 0.10
Calcium, min % 0.65
Calcium, max % 0.90
Phosphorus, min % 0.55
Vitamin A, min 30,000 IU/lb.
Vitamin D3, min 5,000 IU/lb.
Vitamin E, min 150 IU/lb.
Globulin protein, min % 30.00 (150 g per 500 g)

 

Feeding Directions

Calf Feeding Directions

To replace maternal colostrum:

500 gram packet

Mix one packet (500 grams) OptiPrime with two quarts clean, warm (115°F) water to provide a total of 150 grams of bovine globulin protein.

8.8 pound multidose packet

Feed from 150 to 200 grams of globulin protein using the calf mixing chart below.  Mix OptiPrime powder with warm (115°F) water.

For best results, agitate well, feed solution at body temperature using a nipple bottle, and be certain entire volume is administered to the calf within 2-4 hours of birth.  Begin feeding calf milk replacer within 6-12 hours of OptiPrime colostrum repalcer feeding.

To supplement maternal colostrum:

500 gram packet

Mix ½ packet (250 grams) OptiPrime in 1 quart clean, warm (115°F) water to provide an additional 75 grams of bovine globulin protein.

8.8 pound multidose packet

Feed from 50-100 grams of globulin protein using teh calf mixing chart below.  Mix OptiPrime powder with warm (115°F) water.

For best results, agitate well, feed solution at body temperature using a nipple bottle, and administer to newborn calves within 2-4 hours of birth.  Feed at least two quarts clean, disease-free colostrum as well.  Begin feeding calf milk replacer 6-12 hours later or at the next scheduled feeding.

To supplement colostrum in beef calves:

500 gram packet

Mix ½ packet (250 grams) of OptiPrime in 1 quart clean, warm (115°F) water.

8.8 pound multidose packet

Feed from 50-100 grams of globulin protein using the calf mixing chart below.  Mix OptiPrime powder with warm (115°F) water.

For best results, agitate well, feed solution at body temperature using a nipple bottle, and be certain entire volume is administered to calf within 2-4 hours of birth.  Calf should be allowed to suckle dam in a normal manner.

 

Calf Mixing Directions

Purpose

Grams of Globulin Protein Provided

Large Cups Per Calf*

Added Grams of OptiPrime

Added Quarts of Warm Water (115°F)

Colostrum  Replacement

200

4

664

2.00

Colostrum Replacement

150

3

498

2.00

Colostrum Replacement

100

2

332

1.00

Colostrum Replacement

75

1.5

249

1.00

Colostrum Replacement

50

1

166

0.50

*One large white cup level full holds approximately 166 grams of OptiPrime powder.

 

Goat Kid & Lamb Feeding Directions:

500 gram packet

Using the chart below, mix the recommended amount of OptiPrime Colostrum Replacer with clean, warm (115°F) water.  Agitate well & feed solution at body temperature using a nipple bottle.  Be certain entire volume is fed.  Adjust the qantity fed according to the body weight in chart.  Begin feeding milk replacer within 4-6 hours of the OptiPrime Colostrum Replacer feeding.

Kid/Lamb
Birth weight, lbs.

Added OptiPrime Powder, grams

Added Water,
fluid oz.

5

40

5

7.5

60

7.5

10

80

10

12.5

100

12.5

15

120

15

        

8.8 pound multidose packet  

Using the chart below, mix the recommended amount of OptiPrime Colostrum Replacer with clean, warm (115°F) water.  Agitate well and feed solution at body temperature using a nipple bottle.  Be certain entire volume is fed.  Adjust the quantity fed according to teh body weight in chart.  Begin feeding milk replacer within 4-6 hours of the OptiPrime Colostrum Replacer feeding.

Kid/Lamb
Birth weight, lbs.

Small Scoops
of OptiPrime

Added OptiPrime Powder, grams

Added Water, fluid oz.

5

2

40

5

7.5

3

60

7.5

10

4

80

10

12.5

5

100

12.5

15

6

120

15

*One small scoop heaping full holds approximately 20 grams of OptiPrime powder.

 

Management Tips

  • Make sure maternity area is properly cleaned, sanitized and bedded prior to calving.
  • For dairy operations, remove calf from its mother and maternity pen as soon as possible after birth to minimize any disease transfer issues.
  • If supplementing maternal colostrum, make sure colostrum is from disease-free, healthy animals and has been stored and collected properly.
  • Feed OptiPrime using only clean, sanitized bottles, nipples or esophageal feeders.

 

Product Numbers

#29845—OptiPrime™, multidose pouch, 8.8 lb.
#29845—OptiPrime™, 500 gm packet

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