Eclipse E B12 and Selenium injection has just been launched and is the first of its kind worldwide and is now available through your local Blue Cross Veterinary Centre.
Young stock need a drench with active ingredients from at least two of the three main "active" groups. Eclipse E contains eprinomectin and levamisole. Eprinomectin is particularly good at killing the parasite Ostertagia. The levamisole is very good at killing the parasite Cooperia, so both actives work together to kill the two most important internal parasites in calves.
Vitamin B12 and selenium are both important trace minerals.
- Selenium helps animals fight disease, grow and reproduce successfully.
- Vitamin B12 is very important for the rumen microbes, and the animal itself, to be able to produce energy from grass. To make B12 the rumen needs cobalt. To correct a vitamin B12 deficiency, cobalt can be supplemented orally or B12 can be directly injected.
The most significant feature of Eclipse E B12 plus Se is convenience. Most young stock will be receiving selenised vitamin B12 (probably via a product called Prolaject 2000 plus selenium) and a separate oral or pour on drench treatment. Now Eclipse E B12 plus Selenium injection will look after trace minerals and provide one of the most potent, (if not the most potent) double active drench combinations on the market. At $2 per 140kg dose there is a lot to like about this new product.