Lactipro advance got a great mention in the Lancaster Vet Clinic Blog (Lancaster, WI). It sounds like they are seeing some great results. Take a look:
Sally has been trying a new product called LactiPro on a few groups of weaned beef calves. This product is a liquid given orally. It is a specific rumen bacteria that breaks down lactic acid and helps digest starch. It is designed to help calves make the switch from pasture and milk to all grain feedlot diets.The high starch, high grain, high carbohydrate diets that we switch calves to at weaning can be tough for them to adjust to. Hopefully, calves are started on creep feed while still on the cow so the shift to a grain diet is not so drastic. You should also work calves up slowly on grain and provide hat or other roughage to help the rumen adjust.
LactiPro makes the transition to grain diet easier by inoculating the rumen with the bacteria that digests starch and breaks down lactic acid so the calves don’t have problems with grain overload and acidosis. Calves will develop adequate levels of this digester on their own after about 18 days on grain, but inoculating the rumen speeds the process.
Stay tuned for more data! So far the LactiPro groups are eating better and more total pounds per day than the controls.
Read the full blog at LancasterVetClinic.com