August 2, 2011
Lallemand Animal Nutrition, North America, has released a new formulation of Proternative SF: Proternative SF Plus.
Proternative SF is an active dry yeast, (Saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii - 1079). In controlled research trials, animals fed ProTernative SF were able to better establish and maintain a healthy and balanced gut microflora and had improved immune function when compared to control animals. Neonatal calves fed ProTernative Stress Formula had fewer average days with diarrhea per calf compared to calves in the control group and their medicine costs were cut in half. Calves on a balanced plane of health are better equipped to fight the negative impacts of stress from calving and weaning. Additionally, newborn calves have a naive immune system and benefit from reinforcement of optimal immune system function.
In recent trials at Texas Tech University calves fed Proternative SF had improved feed intake during periods of stress and a 42.5% reduction in morbidity compared to calves fed a control ration.