AgriLabs introduces StressMate™, a unique product developed from colostrum that provides a source of small proteins commonly referred to as bioactives, which help calves cope with stress.

Calves require quality colostrum or replacer immediately following birth. However, in many instances, quality colostrum is not available or the calf is unable to consume what it needs for the best start possible. Producers now have an effective option to treat stressed calves and to help calves exposed to stressful conditions such as birth, commingling, transport or adverse weather.

StressMate's unique formulation is comprised of concentrated small proteins that are essential in helping to boost the calf's own natural or innate defense system.

StressMate is available through AgriLabs' network of distribution partners and will be included in the AgriLabs' Healthy Difference Calf Care campaign. The Healthy Difference Program is designed to provide practical education with information prepared by veterinarians, about how newborn beef or dairy calves can start and stay healthy from birth through weaning.

StressMate is packaged in 250 mL bottles. It can be fed orally alone, or in milk, milk replacer or electrolyte solution. For newborn calves, feed 10 mL orally immediately following birth or as soon as possible afterwards, then continue feeding for at least two more days.

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