Bolus helps respiratory issues

The new Easy Breathe calf bolus from Matrix Animal Health is proving to be a big hit on farms across the county that had been struggling to keep on top of respiratory issues in their calf rearing units. 

The bolus contains a combination of ingredients that have potent antimicrobial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory activity making them very useful for combating lung infections in young calves.

Calf pneumonia or Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) is a complex, multi-factorial disease which results in inflammation and damage to both the lungs and respiratory tract.

It is the most common reason for poor performance and death of calves in the UK and Ireland before they reach nine weeks of age.  Respiratory health can impact a calf for its entire life leading to reduced growth rates, slower finishing times and reduced milk yields.