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Positive effects of MIZI in calf rearing

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The primary goals in calf rearing are high daily weight gain and vitality. The SCHAUMANN active ingredient MIZI, micronized Zink, reduces the risks of diarrhoea and respiratory disease additional to the improvement of growth of calves during drinking trough period.

Zinc oxide inhibits the bacteria growth of specific species, like E. coli. Zinc is furthermore part of numerous enzymes, which are for example involved in the cell division, the metabolism of fat, protein and energy metabolism as well as different function of the immune system. The associated anti-inflammatory effect of zinc supports additionally the function and regeneration of the intestinal mucosa.

In numerous investigations of ISF Schaumann Forschung confirmed the positive effect of MIZI in calf rearing. The daily weight gain at calves, which receive 100 mg Zinc in the form of MIZI during drinking trough period, are clearly higher in comparison to control group, which receive the same amount of zinc in form of “normal” zinc oxide (see figure 1)

Positive effects to nutrient efficiency were furthermore observed. In comparison to the control group the claves of MIZI-group require close to 1 MJ ME fewer per kg gain. Boarder positive effects can be seen in the reduction of the risk for diseases (see figure 2). Either diarrhoea, as well as colic or pneumonia are clearly reduced in the MIZI-group.  

All Schaumann milk replacer and milk supplement and SCHAUMANN feed for calf rearing are additionally equipped with MIZI. Thus, the immune system of your calves will be encouraged, the daily gains and the feed conversion are increased from the first day of life.

Higher daily gains with MiZi
Fig. 1: MiZi increases daily gains in calves in the feeding phase
Less illnessess with MiZi
Fig. 2: MiZi reduces the incidence of diseases in calves during the feeding phase