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The rapid growth rate of modern day poultry calls for an increase of supplementation of essential nutrients for support of growth and health, all the while trying to maximise and achieve its full genetic potential.
Calcium and phosphorus are essential nutrients involved in many biological processes. Both of these minerals play roles in the skeleton, metabolic balance, blood clotting, enzyme activation, neuromuscular function, nucleic acids and many more functions and processes of the living system.
What is Intra Calferol?
Intra Calferol is a liquid mixture of concentrated and stabilized Vitamin D3 alongside organic calcium and magnesium and a phosphorus releaser which improves the ease of absorption in the animals’ intestines. This supplement keeps the animal’s calcium and phosphorus balance in optimal condition.
An issue found in poultry production of increasing concern are gait abnormalities like lameness and leg disorders. These issues provide a welfare concern because lame birds may be incapable of reaching feed and water, are in pain and might become restricted in performance of natural behaviours. In broiler production systems with fast growing genetics, an increased prevalence of lameness is observed which varies from minor reduced capability to carry weight up to total immobility. Intra Calferol supports the building of a robust musculoskeletal system.
Jan van Geest - Commercial Director
Liquid product packed in white PE plastic bottles or cans with approved caps. Available in the packaging sizes below:
Unique all-in-one comprehensive formulation for optimal calcium, phosphorus and magnesium homeostasis.
Intra Calferol is a pH neutral product, ensuring the stability of the Vitamin D3. Other products tend to compromise Vitamin D3 stability by addition of phosphorus. To ensure stability of the product, a phosphorus releaser in added instead to increase bioavailability of phosphorus from feed.
Does not create a biofilm in the drinking lines and is dispersed well in drinking water.
Intra Calferol is used for the following animals:
Layers and parent stock:
Therefore, we encourage producers to maintain drinking line cleanliness by using Intra Hydrocare at least once a week.
What is Intra Calferol used for?
Improve calcium and phosphorus regulation in pigs, poultry and ruminants thus improving laying and musculoskeletal performance.
When is Intra Calferol used?
When there are problems with egg production and eggshell quality, hatchability (due to eggshell problems) and musculoskeletal problems.
Why have we added a phosphorus releaser to Intra Calferol?
The combination of calcium and phosphorus in a liquid product requires a low pH to keep it in liquid form. A low pH is detrimental to the stability of Vitamin D3. To ensure a neutral pH of the product and still achieve the functionality of extra phosphorus supplementation, we have added a phosphorus releaser to increase the bioavailability of feed-based phosphorus to the animal. Thus supplementing phosphorus without sacrificing the key ingredient, Vitamin D3.
Why should I supplement Intra Calferol if I already have enough Vitamin D3 in my feed?
The active ingredient in Intra Calferol, Vitamin D3, is a heat, UV and pH sensitive vitamin. It can break down in feed especially if the feed isn’t stored correctly or is tainted by mycotoxins. Calcium and phosphorus regulation can also be affected by many other nutritional and anti-nutritional factors therefore extra Vitamin D3 is necessary to boost it.
Also, feed manufacturers are required by law to follow the minimum requirements of nutrients in feed, and supplementation is necessary for the producer to be one-step-ahead of the average and to achieve the genetic potential of modern poultry.
Why add it to the drinking water instead of the feed?
Easy to control the dose, the time of application and easy to create a personalized program for each house depending on problems. The power of performance is in your own hands.
Why is Intra Calferol superior to other Vitamin D3 additives?
It is a pH neutral product, ensuring the stability of the Vitamin D3. Other products tend to compromise Vitamin D3 stability by addition of phosphorus. To ensure stability of the product, a phosphorus releaser in added instead to increase bioavailability of phosphorus from feed.
What is the benefit of the chelated minerals?
The chelated minerals are more bioavailable to the animal. They are better absorbable and therefore better utilized.
Can I combine Intra Calferol with other drinking water additives, such as antibiotics or organic acids?
In general, we do not recommend that Intra Calferol be mixed with other drinking water additives, as we want to ensure that the animals are getting the full amount of uncompromised Vitamin D3 that is supplemented to them.