Marks-Min – Trace Mineral with vitamin B12 in a convenient single dose
What is Marks-Min?
Marks-Min is a trace mineral injection for cattle that contains the trace minerals copper, manganese, zinc and selenium along with vitamin B12, which are required for optimal health, production and fertility.
Optimising trace mineral and vitamin B12 levels at critical times, like calving, mating and drying off, can have a positive impact on health, immune status and reproductive capacity of livestock.
Marks-Min provides trace minerals and vitamin B12 in one convenient rapidly absorbed injection, ensuring essential trace minerals for optimal health are available together with energy provided by vitamin B12 to help support the best response to trace mineral supplementation.
Why are trace minerals important?
Trace minerals are essential to body function, but are only required in very small amounts per day. These minerals may make up only a small portion of an animals diet; but play an important role in everyday life, especially for the key functions of growth, reproduction and immune defence.
Why is B12 important?
Vitamin B12 is important for energy production in ruminants. Ruminants cannot directly utilise energy from their diet and so, need to make their own. Vitamin B12 is an important part of this process. Ruminants also cannot utilise B12 directly from their diet. They must first take up cobalt through the diet, where it is then converted by rumen microorganism to B12. If cobalt levels are low in pasture, B12 levels can fall and this can limit energy available for body processes.
Why put Trace Minerals and Vitamin B12 together?
The key processes of growth, reproduction and immune defence require large amount of energy to function well. Providing trace minerals and vitamin B12 together ensures the trace mineral building blocks for optimal health are available along with energy from vitamin B12 to help support the best response to trace mineral supplementation.
To find out more about Marks-Min head to marksmin.com.au
*See product label for full claim details and directions for use. Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Australia Pty. Ltd., Level 1, 78 Waterloo Road, North Ryde, NSW 2113 Australia. ABN 53 071 187 285. MARKS_MIN ®is a registered trademark of the Boehringer Ingelheim Group. ©2020 All rights reserved. AU-BOV-0006-2020.
Article written by Boehringer Ingelheim for the Autumn 2021 edition of Seasons Magazine.
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