OptiPrime™ Plus Colostrum Replacer

OptiCare®

OptiPrime™ Plus 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™ Plus features First Defense Technology™. It 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

An OptiPrime Plus single dose contains 150 grams of globulin proteins per 500-gram packet. OptiPrime Plus Multidose provides up to 665 grams of colostrum replacer providing up to 200 grams of globulin proteins. These feeding rates meet current university recommendations for colostrum replacer.

OptiPrime Plus 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 Plus is guaranteed free of all major colostrum transmissible diseases including Johne’s.

 

Fortified with Essential Fatty Acids, Vitamins, and Minerals

OptiPrime Plus 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 Plus 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 Plus 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 Plus 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 direction options on the Multidose package to supplement the globulin proteins supplied by maternal colostrum.

 

Storage and Shelf Life

Store dry OptiPrime Plus 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 Plus has been mixed with water, feed the solution immediately—do not store.

 

Features First Defense Technology

OptiPrime Plus offers First Defense Technology using USDA approved protocols enabling calves to develop high levels of antibodies for E. coli and coronavirus.

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

To replace maternal colostrum:

500-gram packet

Mix one packet (500 grams) of OptiPrime Plus with two quarts clean, warm (115°F) water and ideally feed to calves using a nipple bottle, within 2-4 hours of birth to provide a total of 150 grams of bovine globulin protein.

 

8.8 pound multidose packet

Mix 500-665 grams of colostrum replacer using the calf mixing chart below to provide 150 to 200 grams of globulin protein. Mix OptiPrime Plus powder with warm (115°F) water and ideally feed to calves using a nipple bottle.

 

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 Plus colostrum replacer feeding.

To supplement maternal colostrum:

500-gram packet

Mix ½ packet (250 grams) OptiPrime Plus in one quart clean, warm (115°F) water to provide an additional 75 grams of bovine globulin protein.  Feed the same as above.
8.8 pound multidose packet

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

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 Plus in one quart clean, warm (115°F) water.  Feed the same as above.

 

8.8 pound multidose packet

Mix from 166-333 grams of colostrum replacer with warm (115°F) water using the mixing chart below to provide 50 to 100 grams of globulin protein.  Feed the same as above.

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

665

2.00

Colostrum Replacement

150

3

500

2.00

Colostrum Supplement

100

2

333

1.00

Colostrum Supplement

75

1.5

250

1.00

Colostrum Supplement

50

1

166

0.50

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

General Guidelines
  • 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 Plus using only clean, sanitized bottles, nipples or esophageal feeders.
Product Number

#46780— OptiPrime™ Plus, multidose pouch, 8.8 lb.
#46780— OptiPrime™ Plus, 500-gram packet