X-Zelit is a product for preventing clinical and subclinical hypocalcemia in dairy cows. It is added to the close-up ration at the rate of 17.6 ounces /500 grams per cow per day for the last 14 days before calving. When using X-Zelit, no other methods of prevention are necessary ie. calcium boluses or acidification of the ration (DCAD balance). Starting in 2017, X-Zelit will be undergoing a University study at Cornell, lead by Dr. Tom Overton.
How it works:
X-Zelit binds excess calcium from the close-up ration in the small intestine. Thereafter, the calcium leaves the cow through her feces. At this point, there is no calcium in the close-up ration available for absorption.
This activates the cow's natural process of mobilizing calcium from her bones/body reserves [triggering her parathyroid hormone (PTH)]. Triggering this process allows her to maintain an optimum calcium level at calving and into lactation.
Today preventing subclinical hypocalcemia is considered as consistently maintaining calcium levels at 8.6mg/dl (2.15 mmol/l) or higher at calving. X-Zelit is the only product on the market today that can achieve this result.
University studies spanning many years back clearly show the negative impacts of sub-clinical hypocalcemia on metabolic diseases, milk production, reproduction, immune function etc.
About Protekta Inc.:
Protekta Inc., founded in 2003, is a privately- owned corporation based in Lucknow, Ontario, Canada. Protekta distributes a variety of forward thinking products to the North American livestock industry.