VetMag is a ready to use powdered magnesium feed supplement suitable for drenching, pasture spraying and applying to hay or silage.
Magnesium suplementation is usually required in the first 3 months and last 3 weeks of lactation and during periods of cold, wet weather when feed intake may fall. Grass staggers, or hypomagnesia, can occur in early spring during periods of rapid grass growth when lactation demands outstrip magnesium intake.
VetMag is an ultrafine product containing 95 - 97% Magnesium Oxide and a minimum of 57% elemental magnesium.
It has a very low level of heavy metals, and is highly reactive - more so than some other products available on the market.
Mix 1kg VetMag with 3 litres of lukewarm water. Stir and continue stirring until the slurry is of a consistent nature. Heat will be generated, it may even boil, as this is an exothermic reaction due to the high purity and reactivity of VetMag.
grams VetMag per grams of elemental mls of above mixture
cow per day Mg per cow per day per cow per day (approx)
Low risk 10 5 35
Medium risk 20 10 65
High risk 30 15 100
Hay or Silage
50grams per cow per day mixed with water and added or poured onto feed
Apply 50 - 70grams per cow per day to the feed break with suitable dusting equipment
Apply 60mls (30grams of VetMag per cow per day = 15grams elemental magnesium) as a 50% mixture. This is made up by mixing 5kg VetMag with 10litres water.
Store in dry place away from possible sources of water or moisture.
Packs are multi-wall paper bags - 48 bags per pallet