Animate® is…Smart Nutrition for a Healthy TransitionTM
Hypocalcemia (low blood calcium) is the most prevalent metabolic disease of the transition dairy cow, affecting greater than 50 percent of all recently fresh dairy cows. Addressing this disease through proper nutrition and management may result in cows that are healthier, more productive and more profitable. Animate is a new generation anionic mineral supplement that helps to optimize calcium metabolism in the pre- and post-partum transition cow and may help reduce the incidence and negative impact hypocalcemia has on health, milk production and fertility.
Animate was designed as a nutritional supplement that will deliver the proper minerals needed by the cow to optimize calcium metabolism. When fed at recommended rates, (1.2 to 1.5 lbs. per day beginning at least 21 days prior to calving), Animate helps to optimize calcium metabolism through proper prepartum acidification which may result in healthier, more productive dairy cows. Designed based on science, formulated based on research, manufactured to the highest standards, and proven through years of research and field experience, Animate is the superior choice for proper negative DCAD balancing.
- Palatable … Because of its palatability, Animate® is readily consumed without depressing pre-partum dry matter intakes, leading to higher post-partum dry matter intakes and, ultimately, increasing milk yield.
- Concentrated … Animate is one of the most concentrated, commercially manufactured anionic products on the market. When fed in a fully-acidified pre-partum diet (-10 to -15 mEq/100g), Animate feeding rates range between 1.2 and 1.5 lbs, almost half the rate of other anionic products. This allows for more ration space and easier diet formulation.
- Complete … Animate is uniquely formulated to provide effective levels of anions, chlorine and sulfur, plus other key nutrients such as magnesium and phosphorus, which are necessary for a proper negative DCAD diet formulation.