The health of calves during and after birth is not an isolated issue. Managing the birth of a calf requires helping hands that contribute to the best first start. This starts with a forward-looking approach, by ensuring a hygienic environment around and during calving.
But practice is stubborn: complications often arise despite the precautions taken. It is therefore strongly recommended to treat the umbilical cords of the calves with a disinfectant,
so that the umbilical cord dries out and the risk of complications is greatly reduced.
Umbilical inflammation in calves is a widespread problem. At first glance, the newborn calf may appear healthy, yet it is common for complications to still arise. Poor drinking and lethargy can be signs of this. It is not always possible to immediately identify the cause of the problem. The bacteria that cause an
inflammation of the umbilicus can wander through the body for days and climb up through the blood vessels to other organs and cause damage.
Sometimes with disastrous results.
Disinfecting the umbilical cord immediately after birth greatly
reduces the chance of an umbilical infection. Iodine Tincture was used for this purpose for a long time. The prevailing view is that Iodine Tincture is a quick way of drying out umbilical cords.
But today there is a more effective and faster way. In fact, the use of
Vetericyn Super 7+ is a proven method of umbilical cord drying and the product has many positive properties. The final conclusion is that Vetericyn Super 7+ is by far the better choice: Vetericyn's umbilical dip works faster, is easier to use and is safe for both animal and environment.
Vetericyn Super 7+ is very economical and the handy trigger on the bottle facilitates the handling. Field data shows that umbilical cord dehydration is accelerated by 60% compared to other products
*The graph above shows a comparison with 7% tincture in the US. In Europe, these solutions often consist of 2% tincture.
The properties that Vetericyn Super 7+ can boast:
- Effective alternative to 7% / 10% iodine (also known as strong iodine)
- Ultra-fast drying of the umbilical cord
- Colored solution for a quick identification of already treated animals
- Easy to use
- Safe for animals, safe for the person applying the product and safe for the environment
- Can be used on animals whose umbilical cord has been severed at birth
- Non-flammable and non-corrosive
- No special conditions of use or danger allowance
- No toxic fumes
- Long shelf life
Iodine Tincture and Vetericyn Super 7+ may have a common denominator, but practice shows that
Vetericyn Super 7+ shows the best results when it comes to drying out the umbilical cords in calves. A boost for the agricultural sector. Try-out now!