For Artificially Rearing Newborn; Red Deer, North American Elk, Moose, Caribou Calves (Typically deer calves with birth-weight greater than 6kg) Has shown excellent results for rearing orphaned moose.
The newborn calf should be fed maternal colostrum (first mothers milk) in the first 24hours. This will help provide protection against future infections, particularly if the colostrum is fed before 12 hours.
If the mother’s colostrum is not available, the second option is to use cow’s colostrum. If also not available, use a commercial colostrum replacer product.
The quantity of milk replacer fed to the calf will vary depending on health, size and availability of mother’s milk.
Feed at 18% bodyweight for the first 2 weeks, 15%BW 3-6 weeks and 10%BW for the rest.
Approximately 25kg of powder will be consumed over an 8 week period.
Quantities offered should be adjusted to weight (i.e. for bigger calves the intake will be higher) and increased gradually from birth to weaning
Any change in the feeding schedule should be done with judgement, according to calf’s growth, size and stool consistency.
Frequent feeding of small amounts will decrease chances of digestive upsets.
Weigh calves regularly to ensure that milk intake is adequate
Reconstituted MooseGro may be refrigerated up to 24 hours. Discard any unused portion after 24 hours.
• Clean ALL feeding utensils and equipment after each feeding: rinse in lukewarm water, wash with a detergent in hot (80 degrees C) water, rinse with clean water (ideally a weak bleach solution) and dry thoroughly with a ‘clean’ towel.
• Calves need assistance to help urinate and defecate for the first 2-3 weeks of life. You need to assist by using a warm moist cloth and massaging over the anal area and perineum while it is nursing, until they urinate and or defecate. You must be persistent, this is very important to their well being.
• Consult your veterinarian for any signs of disease, fever, parasites, …
• If mother’s milk is insufficient for the calf’s need, wean the calf as early as possible and feed milk replacer only.
Starter ration, water, forage and weaning
Introduce a quality starter ration, offer small, fresh quantities daily from 2 weeks of age. Offer good quality roughage (leafy material) and/or pasture on a free choice basis. Fresh, clean water should be always be available, particularly when consuming a significant amount of solids.
NOTE: Store this product in a cool dry location, protected from the sun. To maintain freshness, keep partially used bag closed tightly after opening and store in a plastic container.
This feed contains added selenium at 0.3mg/kg
Crude Protein (Minimum) 28%
Protein from Milk Sources (Minimum) 28%
Crude Fat (Minimum) 40%
Crude Fibre (Maximum) 0.15%
Ash (Maximum) 6%
Calcium (Actual) 0.85 %
Phosphorus (Actual) 0.60 %
Vitamin A (Minimum) 50,000 IU/kg
Vitamin D3 (Minimum) 4,000 IU/kg
Vitamin E (Minimum) 150 IU/kg
Measure 225g of powder per litre of solution. (A scale provides a best precision)
Mix with 0.5 litre hot water (60°C) for 3 minutes using a good whisk or a paint mixer
Add 0.35 litre cold water and mix for 1 minute. (Total 1 litre)
Feed milk solution at a temperature of 38-40°C, body temperature. (thermometer provides best results).
CAUTION: Directions for use must be carefully followed.
Liability Disclaimer: Because individual results may vary due to management, environment, genetic, health and sanitation differences, Grober Inc. and its distributors do not warrant or guarantee individual results.