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Frequently asked questions

Find out the answers to the most common questions about X-Zelit.

What are the benefits of X-Zelit?

When would I use X-Zelit?

How does X-Zelit work?

Is X-Zelit easy to use?  

Are there any side effects of using X-Zelit? 

Can you feed it with any dairy cow diet?

Can I feed it at a lower rate for longer? 

Does it work with a high straw diet? 

If it blocks calcium, what else does it block? 

What happens to the cow if it is fed X-Zelit after calving?

Do I need to feed dry cow minerals?

 

What are the benefits of X-Zelit?

  • Significantly reduced cases of milk fever  
  • Increases milk yield up to 1.5 kg ECM
  • 9% increase in colostrum quality 
  • Increases fertility, reducing the time to pregnancy by 19 days
  • 10% reduction in SCC

 

When would I use X-Zelit?

In the close up dry period. 

 

How does X-Zelit work?

X-Zelit reduces the quantity of available calcium from the cow’s feed in the small intestines. The cow then utilises her body’s calcium resources which reduces the risk of calcium levels dipping at calving, a period when demand increases.

 
Is X-Zelit easy to use? 

Yes, it’s really easy. Simply feed to your close up dry cows two weeks prior to calving. It works with any diet. 

Feeding Instruction: Mix in TMR or Top Dress with concentrate.

 

Are there any side effects of using X-Zelit? 

None.

 

Can you feed it with any dairy cow diet?

Yes.

 

Can I feed it at a lower rate for longer? 

It has to be fed at 500 grams per head to ensure enough calcium is bound out of the diet for full efficiency. Lower doses have been tried but have not been as successful.

 

Does it work with a high straw diet? 

Yes, as it still helps with calcium balance from the rest of the diet. 

 

If it blocks calcium, what else does it block? 

Inorganic phosphorous temporarily decreases slightly, but if other minerals and vitamins are supplemented at a normal level, we’ve not found any issues.

 

What happens to the cow if it is fed X-Zelit after calving?

The calcium continues to be bound so it can potentially cause milk fever. 

 

Do I need to feed dry cow minerals?

Yes.