Multimin® + Cu is a unique concept of
trace element supplementation for
New Zealand farmers.

Multimin® + Cu is designed to optimise the essential trace elements – Selenium, Copper, Zinc and Manganese – when there is a short-term deficit in these trace elements caused by stress or a single critical event.

  • Zinc (40mg/mL) as disodium zinc EDTA
  • Copper (15mg/mL) as copper disodium EDTA
  • Manganese (10mg/mL) as disodium manganese EDTA
  • Selenium (5mg/mL) as sodium selenite
 

When to give Multimin® + Cu:

The ideal time to administer Multimin® + Cu is around four weeks before stressful events such as transportation, drying-off, transition to fodder beet, calving, mating and weaning. This ensures trace elements are fully accessible and available to the stock when they need it.

 

Check out the species/stock class specific information below.

 
Multimin® + Cu comes as an easy to use injection for maximum effectiveness:
  • Bypasses gut so does not react with minerals in the environment which may decrease absorption and availability of the minerals
  • Formulation minimises site reaction
  • Nil meat or milk withholding period
  • No colour staining on tissue
 
Check out the Multimin® + Cu product video below.
 
 
 
 
Multimin® + Cu in calves at birth

Trials with Multimin® + Cu have shown that calves treated within 24 hours of birth have improved health benefits.

  • Reduces the incidence of scours and pneumonia1
  • Optimises immune response2,3
  • Improved growth rates4
 
New born calves have an immature immune system, which makes them more prone to disease. In addition, stress has a very specific suppressive effect on the immune system, which then reduces the ability of the calf to counter everyday threats - outbreaks of scours and pneumonia in calf pens, coccidiosis or BVD after weaning, or Yersinia in mobs that have recently been transported to a run-off.
 
Optimising key trace elements during stressful times is a simple and cost effective step that any farmer can take to minimise the risk of losses in their precious young stock.

 

Common stressors for new born calves:
  • Transporting
  • Bad weather
  • Feed pinches
 
When to give Multimin® + Cu to calves at birth:
 
 
 

For more information, check out:

 
  1. Teixeira et al, (2014), Effect of an injectable trace mineral supplement containing selenium, copper, zinc, and manganese on immunity, health, and growth of dairy calves. JDS 97, 4216–26. doi:10.3168/jds.2013-7625.
  2. Arthington J, Havenga L (2012) Effect of injectable trace minerals on the humoral immune response to multivalent vaccine administration in beef calves. Journal of Animal Science 90, 1966–1971.
  3. Arthington J, et al, (2014), Effects of trace mineral injections on measures of performance and trace mineral status of pre- and postweaned beef calves. Journal of Animal Science 92, 2630–2640. doi:10.2527/jas2013-7164.
  4. Virbac data on file.
Multimin® + Cu in Calves at weaning

Trials with Multimin® + Cu have shown that calves treated at weaning have improved health benefits.

  • Improved immunity response1
  • Reduced incidence of diarrhoea1
  • Improved weight gains2
 
Calves are young animals with immature immune systems, which already makes them more prone to disease. When we stress them further at weaning, by mixing them with new herd-mates, by transporting them or when factors such as weather or feed pinches impact, they become even more susceptible.
 
Making calves as resilient as possible by optimising the key trace elements during these times is a simple step that any farmer can use to minimise the risk of losses in their precious young stock, and is a cost-e­ffective solution to investing in calf health.
 
Common stressors for calves at weaning:
  • Weaning itself
  • Mixing them with new herd-mates
  • Transporting
  • Bad weather
  • Feed pinches
 
When to give Multimin® + Cu to calves at weaning:
 
 
 

For more information, check out:

 
  1. Teixeira et al, (2014), Effect of an injectable trace mineral supplement containing selenium, copper, zinc, and manganese on immunity, health, and growth of dairy calves. JDS 97, 4216–26. doi:10.3168/jds.2013-7625.
  2. Virbac data on file.
Multimin® + Cu in Dairy Cows and Heifers, pre-mating

An injection of Multimin® + Cu one month prior to mating can enhance the reproductive performance of your cows and heifers.

  • International and local trials have demonstrated earlier conception in treated animals1,2
  • Optimise antioxidants prior to the stress of mating
  • 3.4 to 4.1 times ROI1
 
In NZ trials, supplemented cows got in calf over three days earlier on average, lost less pregnancies and had 3.3% higher pregnancy rates overall.
 
Dairy cows are under a considerable amount of stress in the months leading up to mating, in particular the heifer that has had her first calf and is to be mated for the second time. These young cows have undergone the huge stress of having their first calf, which has depleted the system of nutrients while they are still growing and lactating for the first time. Traditionally, this age group of cows have been found to be the most difficult to return to oestrus (heat).
 
Prior to mating all age groups of cows will have exhausted their trace element reserves through gestation and re-entry back into the milking herd. Economically important effects on performance and health of cows can be affected by trace element deficiencies even before clinical signs are evident. Thus it is important to anticipate the effects that increased production may have on reproductive performance.
 
The importance of trace minerals in successful mating:
  • Manganese is hugely important for producing a healthy egg to ovulate
  • Zinc is essential to build the lining of the uterus for successful implantation of the fertilised egg
  • Selenium helps with fertilisation of the egg and ensuring the survival of the embryo in the early stages.
 

When to give Multimin® + Cu to dairy cows and heifers:

An injection of Multimin® + Cu prior to the high demand of cycling and early pregnancy will optimise the chances of each cow holding in calf.
 
 

For more information, check out:

 
  1. Hawkins D, DCV Newsletter March 2007
  2. Mitchel et al, Trace Elements in Animal Production Systems 2008
Multimin® + Cu in Bulls, pre-mating

An injection of Multimin® + Cu one month prior to mating can enhance the reproductive performance of your bulls.

  • Boosts sperm motility and morphology1
  • Increases Bull Soundness Exam pass rates1
 

Maintaining the key trace elements – Zinc, Copper, Manganese and Selenium - just prior to and during mating periods will assist with maximising reproductive performance.
Additionally they impact on helping animals deal with stress periods as they prevent oxidative stress and the production of free radicals.  The scientific explanation is that there are two critical oxidative enzymes that act as potent anti-oxidants - glutathione peroxidase (gPx) and Superoxide dismutase (SOD). These anti-oxidant properties are also important in enhancing the immune response.

A Bull’s trace element requirement is not constant. The needs of the animal will vary depending on its environmental and productive status throughout the year. It is because of this fluctuation in requirements that strategic supplementation may be necessary to meet a short-term requirement caused by a stress or single critical event to optimise immune function, potential for growth and reproductive efficiency. These three productivity drivers are crucial to the success of every cattle enterprise.
 
 

When to give Multimin® + Cu to bulls:

A strategic injection approximately three months prior to joining for bulls can assist the reproductive performance of the herd.
 
 
  1. Effects of Injectable Trace-Mineral Supplementation on Reproductive Performance of Beef Cows and Developing Beef Bulls. K. C. Olson 1,*R. L. Weaber 1S. L. Hill 1L. R. Mundell 1J. S. Stevenson 1E. Havenga 2L. J. Havenga.
Multimin® + Cu in Stags, Hinds and Fawns

Multimin® + Cu can optimise essential trace elements during high periods of stress, such as velveting, weaning, mating and fawning.

  • Optimises antioxidants prior to stress
  • Improves growth rates1
  • Tissue friendly, easy injection
 
  1. Virbac data on file.
RECOMMENDED DOSAGE
 
 
NEW 200ML PACK SIZE

We are pleased to announce that Multimin® + Cu will soon be available in a convenient 200mL pack.

This will provide greater flexibility for small, medium and large farming operations to use Multimin® + Cu in a wider range of species (Cattle and Deer) and stock class (calves, heifers, cows, bulls, hinds, stags and fawns).

Along with a 200mL pack joining the 500mL in the range, Multimin® + Cu also has a new look – keep an eye out for the shiny gold packaging.

 

 
Multimin® + Cu is only available from your Vet, ask them today about
how Multimin® + Cu could benefit your stock prior to stressful events.
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