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QT Copper Powder 12.7% for Cattle

A light green, microfine, water dispersible powder containing 127mg/g elemental copper as an organic polysaccharide complex.

Action
Copper is an essential trace element and cofactor in many enzyme systems. The polysaccharide complex protects the copper from rumenal antagonists to copper such as molybdenum, iron and sulphur, enabling the copper to pass to the small intestine for predictable absorption.

Indications
For the prevention and treatment of copper deficiency, especially secondary copper deficiency due to high levels of dietary molybdenum, iron, and sulphur.

Contraindications
Nil

Toxicity/Antidote
None observed when fed at recommended rates.

Dosage
QT copper provides 127mg elemental copper per gram. Dietary requirements for adult cattle vary between 54-114mgCu/cow/day depending on pregnancy/lactation needs. 1g of QT Copper/cow/day maintains an adequate copper status under most circumstances. Dosage may be raised to 2g or 3g/cow/day for a period where it is wished to raise liver copper levels, or in the face of high levels of antagonists. 
Dosing should commence with knowledge of the herd's current copper status and natural copper intake, and be adjusted according to normal monitoring procedures. The daily dosage may be raised or lowered as necessary for maintaining liver copper reserves.

Side Effects
Copper toxicity may occur in cattle with liver damage.

Withholding Times
Nil

Storage Conditions and Other Information
Store in a cool dry place below 30°C

Dosage and Administration
1Kg QT copper powder12.7% disperses easily in 4 litres of water. 4ml of the mixture then provides 127mg copper. 1kg QT copper treats 1000 cows at the rate of 127mgCu/cow/day.

Presentation
20kg cardboard drums.

Registration
P.A.R. Class: OTC

NZ Agent & Distributor:
 

Vetpharm (NZ) Ltd
PO Box 31363, Mairangi Bay, Auckland

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