Calcijet 5

Location
East Mids
You may need to use more than one though as I've still had them going down with milk fever with just one bolus after calving.
Our vet mentioned Bovikalc if we couldn't get any calciject and when we asked him for the detail he recommended doing them twice, I think it was once about a week before calving and at least once after, so that's twice to get them into a yolk and bolus them, we have no head yolk in our calving yard so we said it was a no-no.
 

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Location
SW Scotland
Our vet mentioned Bovikalc if we couldn't get any calciject and when we asked him for the detail he recommended doing them twice, I think it was once about a week before calving and at least once after, so that's twice to get them into a yolk and bolus them, we have no head yolk in our calving yard so we said it was a no-no.
Was it this one?
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Probably get away with two on most cows, three with very old cows. But packet suggests more.

We find it works well.
 

Mervyn75

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Mixed Farmer
I don't really have a problem with downer cow (touch wood) but give one at calving and have found them a revolution. Lot of guys in my part of ni swear by them
 
Ive used aggers drench before they calve , is it only from the vet you can optain them i dodnt know.i was collecting calf rearer cake today the yardman was saying that their finishing with calciject 5 i think he must be pulling my leg . 20% you cant get them anymore he said ,apparently used for shheep :scratchhead:
 
Ive used aggers drench before they calve , is it only from the vet you can optain them i dodnt know.i was collecting calf rearer cake today the yardman was saying that their finishing with calciject 5 i think he must be pulling my leg . 20% you cant get them anymore he said ,apparently used for shheep :scratchhead:
I’m sure I’ve heard on here a good while back that the sheep version was finishing/quite possibly finished by now
 

ColinV6

Member
Seems to be almost impossible to get hold of the red number 5 at the moment.

Will have to look into some alternatives, maybe the above boluses.
 
Seems to be almost impossible to get hold of the red number 5 at the moment.

Will have to look into some alternatives, maybe the above boluses.
Our vets have straight Ca but no number 5.

Always use bottles as treatment , never bolus for treatment, just prevention.
We find the boluses work well, for 'at risk cows' we give one at start of calving if possible one a few hours after calving and then for very high risk cows one as we knock off for a couple of nights.
We only have an old basic crush and I can nearly always do them, so it's not so hard.
I'm 70.

Have one old girl at the moment , going down repeatedly a week after calving, blood test shows low Mg.
Off to give her a bottle of Mg under skin, now.
 
Started working on a new farm a few months ago.
Arrived @5.15 am and looked on the lely computer T4C. Health report and got a cow saying acute alert. Oh bloody hell i thought. 2nd Day in lactation and a 4th calver. Went to the calving shed and not there. Looked round the fresh cow group for the one robot. Dead in the cubicles.

Not happy if only i had arrived a few hours earlier or if she stayed in the straw yard.

A few hours later the owner comes out. I said i could of saved her if i got there earlier. He looked at me a bit strange, he said i don't think so.
I said yes if she had calcium!!

I heard later that day he asked the vet do cow's die of milk fever!!!
Can you be sure she died from milk fever?

I’m amazed the farmer didn’t know cows can die of milk fever, maybe they have very low levels and is rarely seen
 

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