ISF Schaumann Research has developed Zellpro, a cell protection complex based on the antioxidants vitamin E, copper, zinc, manganese and selenium to assist in preventing oxidative stress in high-performance cows. The complex strengthens the immune system, reduces the risk of infection and enhances performance.
Oxidative stress can disrupt animals’ metabolism, resulting in aggressive oxygen compounds (so-called free radicals) attacking and destroying cells. Possible reasons for oxidative stress include inflammation, inadequate environmental conditions and poor feed quality. These can cause natural defence mechanisms (antioxidative capacity) to fail and substantially impair performance.
The use of Zellpro is recommended to protect dairy cows against stress-related diseases. The systemic action of Zellpro holistically targets providing animals with an optimum supply of antioxidants. The synergistic antioxidants in ZELLPRO protect feed and feed rations against spoilage and remain active throughout the bovine digestive tract and metabolism. At the metabolic level, the cows’ immune system uses ZELLPRO to form a 3-pronged protection mechanism comprising the vitamins E and selenium, the organically bound Aminotrace trace elements copper, manganese and zinc, and antioxidants optimised for cell protection.
This approach helps prevent the formation of aggressive oxygen compounds, neutralise existing free radicals and repair damaged cells. Zellpro protects against oxidative spoilage of feed rations, supports the antioxidative capacity of dairy cows and strengthens the bovine immune defence through an optimised cell protection mechanism.