Zinc is an essential trace element for over 250 enzyme systems, many of which are associated with the immune system. Zinc is also necessary for connective tissue strength and integrity. The polysaccharide complex protects zinc from ruminal antagonists such as calcium and iron, which enables the zinc to pass into the small intestine where a predictable level of absorption occurs.
A bioavailable zinc supplement for cattle where organic zinc supplementation may be beneficial. Benefits may include improved milk production, reduced somatic cell counts, improved hoof health and integrity, and improved immunocompetence.
Not for use for the prevention for facial eczema.
None observed when fed at recommended rates.
This product supplies 220mg/g elemental zinc. The benefits from organic forms of zinc have generally been reported when dosed at the rate of 300–400mg zinc/cow/day.
As a general recommendation, give 1.5g of product/cow/day to provide 330mg zinc/cow/day.
Hoof health benefits have been reported following the dosing of 70mg/cow/day for 40 weeks.
1kg of product disperses easily in 4L of water and 6mL of this mixture supplies 330mg zinc. 1kg of product administered daily treats 666 cows at the rate of 330mg zinc/cow/day.
The product is a dusty material that can be an irritant. Wear the enclosed face mask when dispensing the powder.
Store in a cool dry place below 30°C.
QT Zinc powder 22% for cattle
Description and Pack Sizes:
- Zinc (as an organic polysaccharide complex) 220mg/g, in an off-white, microfine, water dispersible powder for oral administration to cattle.
- Comes in 20kg multi-wall bags.
- Available from farm supply stores or veterinarians
Product code: QT5722GB