Cobalife VB12 is an injectable Vitamin B12 to treat and control Vitamin B12 deficiency in sheep and cattle.
Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin which acts as a coenzyme for various metabolic functions, including fat and carbohydrate metabolism and protein synthesis. It is vital for glucose production in ruminants, which is essential to meet the high energy demands of growth and lactation.
Vitamin B12 deficiency results in reduced appetite and growth rates, illthrift, infertility and reduced wool and milk production. Deficiency may occur at any stage of the year but is more likely to happen during stressful periods such as calving/lambing and growing periods of stock. Subcutaneous injection of Vitamin B12 is the preferred method of preventing and correcting Vitamin B12 deficiency.
- Contains Hydroxocobalamin, a longer acting form of Vitamin B12 compared to Cyanocobalamin
- Treats both sheep and cattle
- Cost effective – Treats more lambs per pack compared to other Vitamin B12 injections in the market, ie. 1000 lambs vs 500 lambs
- Supports animals during times of stress for optimal growth rates and production
Directions for Use
Lambs: 0.5mL at marking or weaning
Sheep: 1 – 1.5mL pre-lambing
Calves: 2 – 3mL from 2 months of age
Cattle: 4 – 6mL pre-calving
Give dose by subcutaneous injection only.
The frequency of dosing should be related to the severity of the deficiency. For instance, for sheep in extremely deficient areas, repeat dose every 2 to 3 months. In less deficient areas, repeat dose every 5 to 6 months or as found necessary.
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