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Multimin 90

Post by tncattle » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:32 pm

Was thinking of getting some Multimin 90 to give to newborns and then to cows before breeding. Anyone use this stuff? Like it/don’t like it?

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Re: Multimin 90

Post by JMJ Farms » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:37 pm

tncattle wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:32 pm
Was thinking of getting some Multimin 90 to give to newborns and then to cows before breeding. Anyone use this stuff? Like it/don’t like it?
I use BoSe and Vitamin A&D. I think the MultiMin would be easier and probably better. I’m interested to see the other responses. I would like to switch over. I use my current regimen bc I can get it locally. I really wish I had better access to a lot of cattle related products. Most are only an hour away but it’s so much easier if they are right here in town where I go every day.
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Re: Multimin 90

Post by Mat Man » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:11 pm

I been giving Multi-Min to newborns for a year or so.
Not sure how much it helps but it has not hurt any .

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Re: Multimin 90

Post by JMJ Farms » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:33 pm

Mat Man wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:11 pm
I been giving Multi-Min to newborns for a year or so.
Not sure how much it helps but it has not hurt any .
That’s the way I feel about the BoSe and Vitamin A&D. I can tell you that I’ve only treated one calf for respiratory problems in the last 3 years. And with the wet, dry, and sometimes weekly 50 degree temp swings we experience here regularly I’m gonna say that’s impressive. What I don’t know is if it’s the shots I’m giving at birth, or nutrition, or just luck. But I’m sure that it’s not hurting anything. And it’s cheap. I’m gonna try to stock up on MultiMin and make the switch.
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Re: Multimin 90

Post by BC » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:47 pm

I have a customer that I buy thin, mismanaged salebarn calves for that has started using MultiMin. H e claims he has treated less sickness since starting giving all new incoming cattle a dose.

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Re: Multimin 90

Post by Coosh71 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:51 pm

We use multimin90 on our calves as soon as we can catch them ( 1-2 wks old). We also use it on our weaning calves and once a year on cows. Typically 30 days or so before we put bulls on. Can't speak to any hard data in our operation, but like others have said it's not hurting anything. Also we don't doctor many if any sick calves. It's an added expense per dose to your calves, but for us it's money well spent.

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Re: Multimin 90

Post by kenny thomas » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:59 pm

What is the cost per dose?
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Re: Multimin 90

Post by Mat Man » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:37 pm

$50.00 for 100ml
1 ml per 100#s

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Re: Multimin 90

Post by bird dog » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:38 pm

I have a bottle of it. Only use it on new animals coming onto the place and on animals that just look puny when they come through the chute. To me its like vitamins and wormer which I also give to the same animals. If they need it, its well worth the expense. If they don't. they will expel it. With new animals you don't know if they have ever had anything, so it should catch them up some.
I leave my newborns alone. If mama is healthy, the calve will most likely be healthy.

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Re: Multimin 90

Post by Chocolate Cow2 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:39 pm

Why does it require a prescription?

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Re: Multimin 90

Post by Brookhill Angus » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:30 am

We use it on everything, calves, heifers, cows, and bulls.

Use it according to the instructions.

We give it to calves as soon as they are born, or when we get to the calf, which is usually a few hours after they are born.

I’m a firm believer that it works, the calves are up faster, nursing quicker, and seem like they have more energy.

As for cows and heifers, they get it 30 days prior to breeding season, same with the bulls.

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Re: Multimin 90

Post by bse » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:55 am

Mat Man wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:37 pm
$50.00 for 100ml
1 ml per 100#s
1 per 100 on calves
1per 150 up to 2years
1 per 200 over 2 years
I use it on all heifers and mature cows 30 days before breedin't, not on calves.
Not sure but I dont think it worms....

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Re: Multimin 90

Post by Bright Raven » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:34 am

I don't use it and my calves are very thrifty and vigorous at birth. However, I think I will use it next fall before breeding. Fire Sweep raised her conception rate this fall by supplementing with Selenium. A biopsy of liver tissue performed by her vet showed low levels of selenium even though she uses vitaferm concept-aid mineral. Her AI and ET conceptions reflect significant improvement.
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Re: Multimin 90

Post by sstterry » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:40 am

Chocolate Cow2 wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:39 pm
Why does it require a prescription?
I second this question. Why would you need a prescription for this if it is just a supplemental source of zinc, manganese, selenium and copper for cattle?

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Re: Multimin 90

Post by Ebenezer » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:01 am

sstterry wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:40 am
Chocolate Cow2 wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:39 pm
Why does it require a prescription?
I second this question. Why would you need a prescription for this if it is just a supplemental source of zinc, manganese, selenium and copper for cattle?
Guess - some of the named minerals can kill an animal in overdose. I've never used it and probably will not ever. I did look into it and did not find the data to be overwhelming to me. We feed a decent mineral with available forms of contents. If a cow needs more than that and forages or feed to do her job beyond that they she needs to be somewhere else. We have studied up on deficiencies and meet them in the mineral. So, not starving a profit but meeting the needs in moderation.

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