Lifeline Nourish Colostrum Replacer for Calves
Lifeline® Nourish Complete Colostrum Replacer provides complete colostrum support for newborn calves who have not received adequate maternal colostrum. This product is fed to calves within 24 hours of birth. This product is a colostrum replacer for orphaned calves, not a colostrum supplement. We also carry colostrum supplement products. For best results, the manufacturer recommends administering Lifeline® Nourish™ as soon as possible after the birth of the calf.
From the Lifeline Website:
Nourish is the only colostrum replacer formulated with 25% added fat plus carbohydrates for extra energy. Nourish is ideal for beef calves that are orphaned, abandoned or born in harsh conditions and may not have nursed, and for dairy calves when colostrum is unavailable. The serum-based formulation also delivers 100 grams of globulin protein plus vitamins and minerals for healthy nutrition.
How to Use
- Mix 1 package (1.1 lb) of Nourish into 1.5 quarts of warm (105°F/40°C) water.
- Stir well with a whisk to ensure complete dispersal.
- Feed to the calf in one feeding via nipple feeder or esophageal feeder as soon as possible following birth,
Several factors affect the calf’s ability to absorb essential globulin proteins (IgG), such as: the quality of the colostrum, age at first feeding, level of stress, exposure to bacterial contamination and weather.
Health, Immunity, Pathogenic Exposure, Intestinal and respiratory infections are responsible for most morbidity and mortality in young calves. Health is a balance between the animal’s ability to resist disease causing pathogens and the level of pathogens in the calf’s environment. Therefore, when the calf’s ability to resist pathogens (immunity) is greater than the level of exposure, the calf is more likely to remain healthy.