Virbac New Zealand
SMARTSHOT<sup>®</sup>

SMARTSHOT® B12 and SMARTSHOT® B12 Plus SE are innovative, flexible and long-acting Vitamin B12 and selenium injections, commonly used in lambs at docking/tailing, to boost and maintain adequate Vitamin B12 and/or selenium levels for at least 3-4 months.

The Vitamin B12 within SMARTSHOT® is encapsulated within different sized microspheres, the smaller of which break down in body fluids faster than the larger, thus providing longer activity.

THE SHOT THAT LASTS
Long Acting

LONG-ACTING

3-6 months per injection depending on dose rate.

Flexible Treatment

FLEXIBLE TREATMENT

Tailor the dose to suit efficacy required.

Microencapsulation Technology

WORLD FIRST

Microencapsulation technology.

NZ Made

NEW ZEALAND

Developed, made and trialled in NZ.

THE LONG LASTING FORMULATION

The SMARTSHOT® B12 products consistently maintain B12 levels with a single injection, compared with water soluble B12 products which have to be given every 4 weeks to maintain levels above adequate.

SMARTSHOT® B12 PLUS SE contains selenium as barium selenate which has extremely low solubility. When injected, the barium selenate forms a depot beneath the skin which slowly releases over time, providing long-term selenium supplementation for up to 240 days.

 

COBALT SUPPLEMENTATION EFFICACY1

Based on label claims and dosage, and supporting published literature.

COBALT SUPPLEMENTATION EFFICACY

 

SELENIUM SUPPLEMENTATION EFFICACY1

Based on label claims and dosage, and supporting published literature.

SELENIUM SUPPLEMENTATION EFFICACY

 

SUPERIOR LIVEWEIGHT GAINS

New Zealand trials carried out by AgResearch demonstrate greater liveweight gains compared with untreated controls, illustrating the benefit of treating with SMARTSHOT® earlier ensuring your lambs reach their target weights sooner and more efficiently.

 

IMPROVED GROWTH RATE
HEAVIER AT WEANING
COST IN LAMBS
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HOW SMARTSHOT® WORKS
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The body absorbs microspheres according to their size. Smaller microspheres are broken down in body fluids faster than the larger, thus sustaining the B12 release over time.
ADMINISTRATION CALENDAR
SMARTSHOT<sup>®</sup> administration table - lambs
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WHY SUPPLEMENT?
COBALT DEFICIENCY

Dietary cobalt is converted to Vitamin B12 by rumen microorganisms – supplementation by B12 injection is a direct pathway that avoids this process.  B12 is then involved in energy and protein metabolism, so is essential for growth and health.

Young, growing lambs are most susceptible to deficiency as they have the highest B12 requirements of any stock class, at the same time of year that cobalt levels are lowest in their diet. This can mean that production limiting deficiency can be seen in lambs even where soils are not deficient.

Deficiency symptoms: poor growth rates, reduced DM intake, poor wool quality, watery eye discharge, anaemia.

 


 

SELENIUM DEFICIENCY

Selenium deficient soils are widespread in New Zealand, with many sheep farming regions affected. There is a strong correlation between soil selenium levels and deficiency, with reduced growth rates due to marginal deficiencies the most common sign in lambs. 

Adult sheep and cattle are also susceptible, with poor fertility a common symptom. As selenium plays an important role in the immune system deficient animals can also be more susceptible to infectious diseases.

Deficiency symptoms: ill thrift, poor growth rates, low conception rates, white muscle disease.

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REFERENCES
  1. N.D. Grace & S.O Knowles (2012). Trace Element Supplementation of Livestock in New Zealand: Meeting the Challenges of Free-Range Grazing Systems, Veterinary Medicine International, DOI: 10.1155/2012/639472
  • Based on label claims and dosage, and supporting published literature.
  • Do not administer to lambs or calves less than three weeks of age. Do not exceed the stated dose or frequency without consulting a veterinarian. Do not use SMARTSHOT B12 PLUS SE at the same time as any other selenised fertilizer, prill or product.

 

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