One of the biggest problems livestock faces is the risk of enteritis infections in calves.
Diarrhea in newborn calves (NCD) is a multifactorial disease, resulting from the interaction between the animal and the pathogens of the environment in which it is found.
It causes huge economic losses due to the high mortality rate (between 4.9% and 35%), the high treatment costs and the reduced weight gain of the calf.
The systemic effects of neonatal diarrhea in calves are mainly characterized by two events: the loss of extracellular fluid and electrolytes and the malabsorption of carbohydrates with their subsequent fermentation in the intestine and consequent D-lactacidosis. The (often extreme) reduction in the volume of extracellular fluid gives rise to clinical signs such as drooping of the eyeballs, loss of skin elasticity, hypothermia, coma.
The survival rate in diarrheal calves that received intravenously PlasmaLife Calf in the early stages of the disease was 93%, significantly higher than the survival rate of calves that only received other rehydration solutions. The precocity of plasma administration at the onset of the disease is essential to obtain good results.
PlasmaLife Calf is therefore an emergency drug that the farmer can and must always have on hand: with its unique and intrinsic content of cytokines, antibodies, and natural defense systems, Plasmalife enhances the immune response of the sick calf, while in the healthy subject, it helps prevent infections by carrying out its prophylactic function against enteritis.
The use of Plasmalife Calf, reducing the need for antibiotics, also prevents the huge problem of antibiotic resistance, the ability of bacteria to resist the action of antibiotics and to often mutate into more aggressive forms. In fact, antibiotic resistance, in addition to greatly reducing the life expectancy of the animal and weakening its immune system against future diseases, causes the development of bacterial mutations and antibiotic resistant genes, harmful to humans when using animal products (eg consumption of meat, fertilization of vegetables with animal fertilizers, etc.)