Buffer Gel is can be fed to cattle when changing rations, feeding wet grain or silage, when off feed, or when freshening, in order to help stabilize the normal pH in the rumen.
In a healthy, balanced rumen, lactic acid production equals lactic acid use so that the lactic acid is rarely detected. The acidity in the rumen is measured by pH readings. The optimal pH is between 6.0 and 6.2, but even in healthy cows, there is daily fluctuation below this level. Many different factors can easily lead to a lactic acid inbalance, which can result in acute or sub-acute acidosis. Some of these factors include switching too quickly from high forage to high concentrate or silage to high levels of green chop forage, a low fiber content in the diet, or a diet that is composed of wet and highly fermented foods. Common symptoms of acidosis include sore hooves, low milk fat, diarrhea, and liver abscesses.
Buffer Gel is made with Sodium Bicarbonate, which, in its natural mineral form, is found in bile, where it works to neutralize the acidity of the hydrochloric acid produced by the stomach. It is also formulated with Magnesium Oxide. Magnesium Oxide is used to improve symptoms of indigestion. Vitamin B complex is also utilized, as it stimulaties the nervous system and increasess your animal's ability to withstand stress, which will help to maintain normal Rumen pH and appetite.
Note: All 300 cc tubes require a 300cc applicator gun to dispense product from the tube.
Buffer gel contains Sodium Bicarbonate, Magnesium Oxide and certain vitamins to help maintain normal rumen pH and appetite. Give to any animal when changing ration, feeding wet grain or silage, or when off feed or freshening.
Place the tube in a dosing gun and remove the cap. Hold the head of the animal in a slightly-elevated position and place the nozzle on the back of the tongue. Provide the entire contents of the tube slowly, allowing the animal time to swallow. Do not give to animals that are unable to swallow.
Give one tube per head per day, as needed, maximum of two tubes per head per day. If conditions do not improve, consult your veterinarian.
Vegetable Oil, Sodium Bicarbonate, Magnesium Oxide, Silicon Dioxide, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin 812 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacinamide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B,), Ascorbic Acid, and Mixed Tocopherols (preservative).