Allimax products for cattle
Arnold van Veelen, Dairy farmer from Biddinghuizen (NL) about the Allimax bolus:
“You administer the bolus orally to the cow, the cow swallows and the bolus is in the rumen. The allicin is released slowly from the bolus after administration and the infection is cured in several days”.
(Quote from article BNR, November 27th 2012: Dairy farmers succeed in 50% antibiotic reduction).
Allimax Bolus 25:
In case of chronic problems:
Administer one bolus orally with device. Do not administer to cattle under 250 kg of body weight.
Duration of action: 7 days
Aiming to reduce the use of antibiotics in cattle in the livestock requires a different management. Good nutrition, housing and hygiene are important. In addition, natural resources can be used to reduce the severity of the disease. Allimax products are based on natural resources that can be used to support the reduction of antibiotic use.
Mastitis, also known as mastitis or milk gland inflammation, is an inflammation of the mammary gland. The inflammation is caused by various bacteria, including Streptococcus uberis, Streptococcus agalactiae, Prothoteca, E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella. The E. coli bacteria is the most common cause of mastitis. The bacterium Klebsiella can sit in sawdust and cause severe mastitis and even death. In warm weather, this bacterium can grow explosively. In occasional cases, mastitis is the result of a fungal attack. Mastitis is the most common health problem on dairy farms. So you want to avoid this at all times!
For the cow mastitis is a very painful condition, where she becomes very ill and sometimes even die. A cow with mastitis means loss in milk production, and also changes the composition of the milk. The latter information is used to diagnose mastitis.
There are two types of mastitis :
- Clinical (acute ) mastitis. One of the four quarters of the udder is visibly swollen, red and painful when touched. The cow behaves ill: she has a fever, eats little and is slow. The milk is flaky, sometimes bloody.
- Subclinical mastitis. Less visible symptoms. The cows often lie on their sides, and then only on the side of the diseased part of the udder.
The administration of antibiotics is still the only cure for mastitis. Remember: the earlier the treatment starts, the better it is. Bacteria can be implanted in the tissue inflammation and thus inaccessible to antibiotics. Because of the tightened regulations on the use of antibiotics in cattle, this is not the appropriate remedy.
Allimax products support healing without the use of antibiotics, and without any risk to the health of the animal.
A good hygiene, in the stable but especially during milking, can help prevent mastitis, as well as functioning milking equipment, preventing drafts, providing sufficient space and proper drying off at the end of gestation. Prevention remains difficult, especially in the most common cause of mastitis, Streptococcus uberis. This bacteria can, in contrast to other bacteria which cause mastitis, survive in a variety of different environments for a long time .
Sawdust as a risk factor Mastitis can also occur in animals suffering from tuberculosis and thus are infected with Mycobacterium bacteria. Increasingly, however, another bacterium is the cause of mastitis in cattle: the Klebsiella bacteria. Usually this bacterium is introduced through the sawdust, and especially through the bark remains. The bark is a risk factor because the trees are dragged with the bark over the ground where Klebsiella may be present. Klebsiella can cause serious problems. Cows are suddenly very sick and die. Klebsiella is similar to E. coli, but is not susceptible to antibiotics. This makes it difficult to carry out a good control. Klebsiella is a typical environmental bacterium. ( 1 )
( 1) Healthy Animals Deventer