Marks-Min Copper Free Injectable Trace Mineral with Vitamin B12 for Cattle & Sheep
Active Ingredients: Manganese @ 6.7g/L, Selenium @ 3.3g/L, Zinc @ 26.7g/L & Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12)
Similar or comparable to Multimin Copper-Free Injection for Sheep and Cattle (Virbac)
Marks-Min Copper Free Injectable is a chelated trace element injection for sheep, beef and dairy cattle deficient in and/or responsive to manganese, zinc, selenium and/or vitamin B12 supplementation. The trace minerals and vitamin B12 in Marks-Min Copper Free Injectable support optimal health, production and fertility in cattle and sheep.
Marks-Min Copper Free Injectable contains selenium, zinc, manganese and vitamin B12, which are required for optimal health, production and fertility. Sub-optimal trace mineral and vitamin B12, status at lambing/calving, mating and drying off has negatively impacted production, reproduction and health.
What is the suggested supplementation program for Marks-Min Copper Free Injectable for sheep:
- Rams: Four Times per year.
- Ewes: Four weeks before mating.
- Ewes: Four weeks before lambing.
- Replacement (maiden) ewes: Four Times per year.
- Replacement (maiden) ewes: Treat four (4) weeks before mating.
- Lambs: Treat at weaning.
What is the suggested supplementation program for Marks-Min Copper Free Injectable for cattle:
- Bulls: 3 months before joining & at joining.
- Beef cows: 4 weeks before mating & 4 weeks before calving.
- Dairy cows: 4 weeks before calving, 4 weeks before mating or insemination & 4 weeks before drying off.
- Calves: At marking & at weaning.
- Heifers: Every 3 months & 4 weeks before mating.
- Additional: Every 2 months in wet conditions.
Why are trace minerals important;
Trace minerals are essential to body function and are absorbed by livestock when pasture and soil are consumed. Copper, selenium, manganese, zinc, and cobalt are among the most important trace minerals in livestock. However, they are amongst Australia’s most common mineral deficiencies in sheep. Sub-optimal mineral balance at critical times, such as joining, lambing and when grazing improved pastures for rapid growth, can mean that accelerated trace mineral and vitamin requirements are not met for high-performing flocks. Supplementation is an important part of any animal health management plan to manage these trace minerals for optimum health and performance.
Optimising trace element status relying solely on oral supplements may fail due to variation in individual intake and reduced absorption because of antagonism of other ration components and minerals to these essential trace elements. Using an injectable supplement can improve trace mineral and vitamin B12 status at these critical times, promoting a healthy immune system, which is important in resisting disease and has a positive impact on reproduction.
- Selenium has a role in preventing cellular oxidation, Disease resistance, Muscle function, Reproduction/fertility, Spermatogenesis, Embryo survival, and Placental retention.
- Zinc has a role in cell division, Maintaining the integrity of skin and mucous membranes, hair and hooves and in, wound healing, Lung function, Bone and cartilage development, Disease resistance, Reproduction/fertility, Spermatogenesis, Placental retention, Udder function.
- Manganese has a role in protein metabolism, Disease resistance, Bone, cartilage and connective tissue development, Reproduction/fertility, Ovulation, Spermatogenesis, and Embryo survival.
- Vitamin B12 has a role in energy metabolism, DNA synthesis, Red blood cell production, Nervous system function, and Reproduction/fertility.
What are the benefits of using Marks-Min Copper Free Injectable;
- Growth: Marks-Min provides elements that support growth by aiding bone, joint and muscle development and function (Mn, Zn, Se) and energy metabolism.
- Reproduction: Marks-Min Copper Free Injectable provides elements that support reproduction by aiding the development of male and female reproductive systems, the process of fertilisation and also the maintenance of pregnancy (Mn, Zn, Se).
- Immune Defence: Marks-Min provides elements that support immune defence by aiding in the function of the immune system and white blood cells that help resist the establishment of infection (Se, Zn, Mn).
- Energy: Vitamin B12 plays a key role in producing energy for livestock. Energy is required for all body processes and is the backbone of all production.
Why Vitamin B12 is required with a trace mineral injection;
Sheep are susceptible to cobalt (precursor to vitamin B12) deficiency. Spring lambing ewes, and lambs born in spring, are exposed to rapidly growing pastures and substantial glucose demands. Vitamin B12 is essential for glucose production and methionine synthesis, an essential amino acid for milk synthesis and wool production. Ewes require additional B12 to support high glucose demands for lamb growth in utero and lactation. Lambs need B12 for growth and thermogenesis (heat production).
Many of the regions that are deficient in cobalt are simultaneously deficient in copper and selenium. Given the similar distributions in deficiency, it makes sense to ensure that the risks of deficiency in other key trace element nutrients are covered. Additionally, there is a potential synergistic role for vitamin B12 with copper, manganese, selenium and zinc in oxidative metabolism. Glucose (produced via Vitamin B12 dependant enzymes), is required to regenerate antioxidants that contain these trace minerals.
Pack Size: 1-Litre
Registrant: Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Australia Pty. Ltd. (APVMA #: 87286)