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Thermal Care™ R
Thermal Care R is a patent-pending technology that utilizes unique, specially selected, research-tested compounds proven to help alleviate heat stress. Usage rate is 0.1 lb per head daily top-dressed or mixed in the ration of lactating dairy cows.

What can you expect from Thermal Care?
Production responses vary with the severity of heat stress and other nutritional and management factors.
Research results and field experience generally suggests the following responses…
  • Feed intake increase of 1-3 lb/hd/day
  • Better milk production response of 2-5 lb/hd/day
  • Cows should recover body condition more rapidly
  • Somatic cells may decline slightly with no other changes in milk components
(with moderate to high heat stress)

Decreased body temperature
In controlled thermal chamber trials, body temperatures were lowered 0.6°F in growing steers and 0.5°F in lactating Holstein cows fed Thermal Care R compared to controls (Figure 1). These reductions in body temperature help ensure animals spend less time near upper critical temperatures at which feed intake and performance will be severely compromised.

  • Figure 3 shows the lactation performance of Holsteins in university trials and a Florida field study. On the average, under conditions of high heat stress, cows fed Thermal Care R consumed 2.2 lb more feed (dry matter basis) and produced 3.3 lb more milk compared to controls.
  • In the University of Georgia study, Thermal Care R also tended to increase body weight gain when compared with control cows (1.1 vs 0.6 lb/hd/week).
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Refer to product labels for complete mixing and feeding directions.
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