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Impact Colostrum is a colostrum supplement to aid the immune function of newborn mammals and marsupial joeys. Impact Colostrum Supplement is made from powdered bovine colostrum with added lactalbumin, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Available in 25g, 100g, 250g and 500g resealable plastic jars.
Impact Colostrum is a colostrum supplement to aid the immune function of newborn mammals and marsupial joeys. Impact Colostrum Supplement is made mainly from powdered bovine colostrum, but also contains added lactalbumin, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Available in 25g, 100g, 250g and 500g resealable plastic jars.
Colostrum is the first milk produced after birth, and is high in protein, much of which is immunoglobulin. Immunoglobulins grants immunity against pathogenic micro-organisms such as bacteria and viruses. Because animals are born without immunity, they initially acquire their immunity via immunoglobulins in colostrum. Newborns that don’t receive colostrum, therefore, have an increased risk of infection. Furthermore, colostrum also contains other proteins with antibacterial activity such as Lactoferrin, Lactoperoxidase and Lysozyme. These inhibit the colonisation of pathogenic micro-organisms in the intestine.
Since Colostrum is only produced for a short time after birth, the composition of the bitch’s mammary secretion changes from colostrum to normal milk within 48hrs. Afterwards, channels that initially allow for direct absorption of antibodies in the newborn also close up during this time. Consequently, after 48hrs newborns are no longer able to absorb antibodies via their gut.
Because Marsupials are different in that they do not produce colostrum, Impact is added to marsupial milk. Since intestinal closure occurs later in marsupials, and immunoglobulins are present in milk for much of lactation.
In addition, you can download the Impact Colostrum Fact Sheet and Instructions here.