Oxidative stress is an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants. An excess of free radicals leads to tissue damage and disease. Free radicals are unavoidable - produced in normal reactions in cells and also in response to environmental triggers. Antioxidants ‘mop up’ free radicals and prevent them from causing further damage.
Oxidative stress occurs when the number of circulating free radicals exceeds the cows defence mechanisms of antioxidants.
Trace minerals are essential for reducing oxidative stress.
Don’t let cattle with subclinical deficiencies of trace minerals succumb to disease.
If uncontrolled, oxidative stress can predispose cattle to conditions such as -
During crucial moments that matter, when cattle have the highest need for trace minerals, their oral supply is often inadequate. Oral intake is varied, inaccurate and ineffective and excretion of trace minerals is increased.
This trace mineral gap leaves immunity, enzyme function, health and performance compromised.
There is a need for trace minerals to cover the gap.
Oral intake alone is insufficient due to -
In times of high demand or stress -
There is less going in than the animal needs and more going out.
Don’t let all your hard work be jeopardised by trace mineral imbalances in these key moments.