When BioZyme® customers speak, the company listens, especially when they hear of ways to make existing products more user friendly and more palatable your animals. That’s why BioZyme Inc., is excited to share about the release of its improved gel products.
The paste products that end-users have come to rely on to help their animals with digestive upset and keeping them on feed and water are now water-based gel formulas. The new gels have an improved consistency, are easier to administer than the previous pastes and have increased palatability, according to Blaine Rodgers, BioZyme Show Livestock Business Development and Field Support.
The water-based gels should glide out the tubes with more ease than the pastes, and they are designed to withstand temperature up to 212-degrees Fahrenheit. However, freezing and thawing the tubes is not recommended.
The gels are for all livestock species and designed to help animals recover in times of high stress. They contain Amaferm®, is a prebiotic designed to enhance digestibility by amplifying the nutrient supply for maximum performance. It is research-proven to increase intake, digestion and absorption. The new Vita Charge® Gel, formerly Vita Charge Paste, still contains the same ingredient profile as its predecessor. In addition, carrot powder has been added for palatability and color. Vita Charge Gel comes in 60-and 300-mL tubes.
Regardless of the species, it is wise to administer Vita Charge Gel to new animals that you are introducing to your barn. The stress of transportation, leaving familiar surroundings and starting a new routine in a different environment is enough to make any animal uncomfortable and perhaps go off feed and water. The Vita Charge Gel administered for a few days should help stimulate the animals’ appetite and keep them on track to eat and drink.
Another time of stress for show animals that is a good time to use Vita Charge Gel is prior to and while attending a show. Giving the gel a few days before traveling and while at the show, will help keep the digestive system in check.
The next gel is the Vita Charge Climate Control, formulated the same as the Sure Champ® Climate Control Paste, with an added blue vegetable powder for color. The Climate Control Gel is best used in in livestock that are experiencing extreme shifts in temperature, as both contain Amaferm and plant extracts that are research-proven to help animals maintain their body temperature. Climate Control Gel comes in an 60 mL tube.
Plan to administer the Climate Control Gel up to two times daily during changes in environment or extreme temperatures, either heat or cold. For show livestock, start using 5-7 days prior to leaving for the show through returning home from the show. Exhibitors should expect to see their animals experience easier breathing, less sweating, less weight loss (shrink) during travel and better bounce back once they arrive at the show.
“It’s exciting for us to bring our customers these improved products, knowing they will be easier to administer to your animals, and your animals will enjoy the new gel flavors. In addition, the customers can feel better know they are giving their livestock and animals the very best in animal care, especially in times of recovery,” Rodgers said.