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crobertson

  • Joined Sep 2015
Which calciject ??
« on: February 10, 2017, 09:43:30 pm »
Hi Guys

Just looking at what supplies we need in for lambing and am unsure which calciject to get, I have seen CALCIJECT 40% M + P NO5 or CALCIJECT 40% NO2.

Thanks
Claire

Sbom

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Staffordshire
Re: Which calciject ??
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2017, 09:42:47 am »
It's the 20% you want for sheep

Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: Which calciject ??
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2017, 02:45:11 pm »
Do you usually see much twin lamb disease in the flock?

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Which calciject ??
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2017, 03:04:49 pm »
The usual lambing and prelambing one is the blue top, no 6, 20% calcium with magnesium, for sheep.  I'm told it's the same as no 5 (red top, 40% for cattle) except half as strong.  However, when I check the data sheet, I find that the magnesium is the same in each, it's only the calcium and the boric acid which is double in the red top, plus the blue top also contains glucose while the red top does not.  So it's not exactly the same thing to give a sheep half of the 40%.

No 2 is the green top, for straight hypocalcaemia in cattle.  No magnesium. 

So for the OP, ideally you'd get 20% No 6 (blue top) but if pushed you could use 40% No 5 (red top) at half the dose rate.
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crobertson

  • Joined Sep 2015
Re: Which calciject ??
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2017, 05:33:50 pm »
Thanks for the replies

I have found somewhere else to get the 20% one as our Countrywide only have 40%. Its our first time lambing our own and want to be prepared as we havent had them scanned and a couple look huge !

Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: Which calciject ??
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2017, 05:38:01 pm »
If you can get the feeding right and prevent them becoming stressed your Calciject should, hopefully, stay on the shelf.  I've found the apparent size of the ewe is no indication as to how many or how large her lambs turn out.

shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: Which calciject ??
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2017, 12:44:15 pm »
Do you usually see much twin lamb disease in the flock?
Used also for HYPOCALCAEMIA /lambing sickness  before and after lambing .  HYPOMAGNESAEMIA when calcium/magnesium/phosphorus  are combined .   PROLAPSE calcium is thought to be a factor

 

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