Browse Plus is a specialised formula designed as a drinking water or in feed / lick additive which enhances the animal’s digestive process and results in more nutrient utilisation.
FOR ANIMAL USE ONLY
Each kg contains: Polyethylene Glycol 930 g, Excipients 70 g, (Polyvinylpyrrolidone/Calcium Hydroxide/Dry powdered molasses stillate)
Browse Plus is a specialised formula designed as a drinking water / infeed additive, which enhances the animal digestive processes and results in more efficient nutrient utilization. It is particularly useful under dry conditions, or when grazing is poor. It is normally during these drier times that the condition of the livestock deteriorates even though there is still a substantial amount of nutrient available in the surroundings. Most of the nutrient is in the form of browse and less palatable grasses.
In dry conditions when grazing is limited and the food resources become depleted, the cattle are faced with a number of problems. In dry conditions animals are forced to supplement their food by browsing. When leaves are ingested, certain chemicals within the leaves affect the digestive process, causing the following problems:
Condensed tannins combine with proteins in the digestive tract to form a condensed tannin/protein complex. This complex deprives the animal of valuable protein, which is lost as it is not digested and passes out with the tannin in the dung. The formation of tannins / resins are plant’ natural defense mechanisms, and production of these may be increased in response to browsing by animals.
(b) HYDROLYSABLE TANNINS
These are small molecules which are able to pass from the intestine into the blood. They are carried to the liver where they block the action of the detoxifying enzymes. The metabolites of these hydrolysable tannins are potentially toxic and may even cause death.
The most important terpenes are the oleoresins and resins. When ingested these resins interfere with the action of the proteolytic enzymes responsible for normal protein digestion. Even if tannins were not a factor, the animal would still be affected because of the action of resin.
(d) DIGESTIVE MALFUNCTION
As a result of the interaction of the tannins, hydrolysable tannins and terpenes, as well as other chemicals released by the plant tissue, the digestive process is slowed down, the animal loses its appetite and becomes lethargic. The dung is very dark, dry and hard. As a result, these animals often drink a large amount of water and remain close to the watering point.
ACTION OF BROWSE PLUS
OTHER EFFECTS OF BROWSE PLUS
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Browse Plus can be added daily to drinking water at recommended rates.
Browse Plus can also be added to licks, feed and pellets.
BROWSE PLUS IS NOT A LICENCE TO OVERSTOCKING
WHAT IS IN IT FOR THE FARMER?
Your animals cannot afford to be without Browse Plus during dry conditions.
1 kg, 4 kg, 10 kg and 25 kg.
Store below 30°C in a dry place.
VIRBAC RSA (Pty) Ltd
(Reg No. 1990/003743/07)
Private Bag X115
Tel: +27 12 657 6000
CLASS: DIGESTIVE MODIFIER
South Africa Reg. No. V11013 (Act 36/1947)
Namibia Reg. No. N-FF 0482
Zambia MA No: 369/710V GS