Trace Minerals for Cattle



Kent Tjardes, PH.D., Field Cattle Consultant for Purina Mills, Inc. explains it this way:


Trace minerals are required for cattle for a variety of functions, including immunity, reproduction, growth and digestion.


Trace Minerals are found from both organic and inorganic sources, and include zinc, manganese, copper and cobalt.  Organic trace minerals for cattle are superior because they provide enhanced gut absorption and improved bioavailability.


Organic trace minerals are found in feedstuffs, but there are no guarantees cattle will get what they need from their forages alone.  Most standard minerals contain inorganic trace mineral sources, which have lower gut absorption.  Mineral formulations with organic trace minerals, like Purina Wind and Rain Storm Mineral with Availa 4, can help meet cattle needs.


Organic trace minerals for cattle are important to help support overall health, performance and reproduction.

Cows fed organic trace minerals can:

  • Produce healthy calves with strong immune systems
  • Produce optimal quality colostrum
  • Recover from calving quicker, return to estrous faster and get bred back sooner.


Burns Feed Store stocks Purina Wind & Rain loose minerals and tubs






Daily Dewormers for Horses

Daily dewormers are designed to be given every day to prevent regular new parasites in horses.

Before starting a daily dewormer, manufactures recommend dosing a horse with a paste dewormer such as ivermectin or moxidectin to purge any existing larval and adult stages of worms.

By using approved anthelmintic used in daily dewormers- pyrantal tartrate- feeding the daily dewormer makes it so any larvae that enter the horse via the mouth, then travel down the digestive track is coated and killed before they ever reach the digestive tract, never to reach a full life cycle.

Pyrantel tartrate works by attacking the neuromuscular  system of the parasite larvae. In essence, it paralyzes them and they are passed out of the horse via manure. Because the parasite are killed before they can migrate through the horse’s digestive system, they are not able to inflict serious damage.

Before you start a dewormer program contact your local vet, fecal testing is an inexpensive way to determine if your deworming plan is working.


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