Bring back the fun in animal farming

How many farmers gave up on their cattle, dairy or sheep operations due to key issues that simply cannot be overcome by symptom based chemical treatment options?

Vermate provides a low cost pro-active approach towards animal health that enables the farmer to treat all his animals on a maintenance basis.

Aspects covered in animal farming

  • Diarrhea and condition problems with young and weaned animals.
  • Biological parasite control.
  • Lowered Somatic Cell Counts with dairy animals.
  • Lowered incidence of mastitis with dairy animals.
  • Improved production with dairy animals.
  • Preventative treatment of red water and gall sickness in cattle.

Biological Parasite Control

Vermate product makes use of nemacidic fungi to reduce parasitic nematode counts in animal feaces. Internal parasites such as wireworm, tapeworm, roundworm and liver fluke in all animals are reduced to within acceptable limits. Parasite control is done either on a low maintenance pro-active basis or on a symptom treatment basis. The advantage of a biological approach is:

  • Treatments are not harmful to the host animal and doesn’t cause stress.
  • Parasites connot build up resistance against biological treatments. This means that during times of high parasitic infestations, parasites can easily be braught under control.
  • A low cost maintenance approach enables farmers to pro-actively build up a defence against parasite infestations that may occur during long rain spells or changes in seasons. A farmer therefore doesn’t have to wait for the problem to occur before he can take action. This, in most instances leads to severe damages and loss.

Vermate is applied in water, in the animal lick or on the feed ration on a low cost maintenance basis to build up a defence against parasite infestations.

Fungal mechanism to kill parasitic nematodes
Fungal mechanism to kill parasitic nematodes
Watch Biological Parasite Control Video

Reduced Somatic Cell Counts with Dairy Animals

Somatic cell counts in milk gives an indication of the amount of dead cells that a cow releases into the milk as a result of metabolic stress. Microbes and Humates in the Vermate product optimizes the process of feed digestion as well as nutrient uptake in order to produce milk with lower somatic cell counts. More efficient feed uptake means that the animal uses less energy to metabolize nutrients into milk. Lower levels of metabolic stress means that the animal’s kidneys and liver is put under less stress that result in less damage to the organs. This means that the productive lifespan of the animal is increased by not over stressing the animal’s organs.

Beneficial effects with Vermate treatment on dairy cows and hand raised calves over a three year period included the following:

  • Effective control of dairrhea in hand raised calves.
  • Reduction in the incidence of gall sickness an red water.
  • Reduction in foot rot during the rainy season.
  • Reduction in parasite symptoms - liver fluke, hair worm, round worm as well as tapeworm.
  • Reduction of the herd inter calf period from 90 to 75 days.
Somatic counts over a 13 month period
Somatic counts over a 13 month period

Results obtained with Vermate is based on observations with users of the product. Results or claims related to the product are not verified with scientific tests. In the case of illness a vet should be consulted.
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