The Durvet staff, along with several of our vendor partners, have been planning for the changes in VFD and antibiotic laws...and the decline and departure of use of antibiotics...since the upcoming changes were first announced several years ago.
Working with our vendor partners we've sourced modern technologies to utilize all-natural ingredients that match or outperform antibiotics.
It's well known that the long-term use of feed antibiotics has led to new strains of pathogens that are resistant to feed antibiotics.
Additionally, a primary source of intestinal infections in bovine is linked to the Rota and Coronaviruses (which have never been susceptible to antibiotics).
Consequently, we see a huge potential for the transition to all-natural therapy in the calf care industry.
For those of you who have used Durvet’s Durazyme Calf product, you've seen how dramatic the results have been. Oftentimes you can see visible results within hours. Durvet, with the help of our vendor partner, has advanced the line to include a wider range of products.
In the first quarter of 2018, we will be launching our Healthy Calf Care Program that will consist of four distinct products that will be a single dose, paste formulations. They can be used individually or in combination to fit the situation on a calf-by-calf basis.
All the components in these products are natural, non-medicated and will be able to be used in a daily program without any issues of meat residue or resistance build up.
These four products will contain a blend of necessary digestive enzymes, essential fat-soluble vitamins, colostrum supplement, and bovine-specific probiotics that all assist in establishing a healthy gut with beneficial bacteria.
All of these products individually or in combination will provide the calf owner options to make sure calves get off to a “Healthy Start”.
The new products coming to a farm store near you are DuraMate Calf, DuraFense, Durazyme (More Powerful Formula) and DuraLyte Calf.
You will want to make sure to check out the Healthy Calf Care Program and have these key products on hand - Start calves off right, Naturally.