Mineral Boluses: Do It Once, Do It Right!

We are pleased to be able to offer you a new range of cattle boluses that are exclusive to XLVets clients – the Oligovet range.

Supplementing your cows at each major step of their cycle is important to keep them – and their calves – in good health all year round.

A variety of trace element and vitamin supplements are available on the market. However, it is hard to know how much mineral each animal is getting with some products. There is also a risk of encouraging badgers if mineral buckets are used at grass. The bolus provides an accurate daily mineral dose, so that you can be confident that you are meeting your cows’ needs.

Thanks to its 40 years of expertise, Vetalis provides, through the OLIGOVET range, boluses with a continuous and controlled released of trace elements and vitamins.

Grazing Period

The provision of supplements for grass-fed animals makes complete sense, especially during the grazing period. Oligovet Super Grazing bolus provides the main trace-elements (Copper, Zinc, Iodine, Cobalt and Selenium) required throughout this period. Unique on the market, it offers 8 months (250 days) of controlled trace elements supply from a single bolus administration (animals > 400 kg) to give you peace of mind for the rest of the season! A Super Grazing bolus for heifers (200kg to 400kg) with a length of action of 180 days is also available.

Dry Period

As we know, the dry period is critical to prepare a cow for calving and the start of lactation. The Oligovet Dry Cow bolus covers both periods with its 90-day action and should be administered 2 months before calving. As well as reducing peri-parturient disease risk for the cow and providing a smooth transition period, these boluses promote the birth of a healthy, lively calf. Although this was designed with dairy cows in mind, we believe that this is an excellent option for suckler cows too.

Please speak to one of the vets if you’d like to find out more.