During the last few weeks before lambing, growth of the unborn lambs accelerates and as a result, energy requirements of the ewe can increase dramatically. The womb carrying the unborn lambs require space, leaving less space for the rumen, resulting in a reduction of dry matter intake. For this reason, ewes are in negative energy balance during the last weeks before lambing, particularly if they carry twins or triplets. Sheep in negative energy balance try to compensate for this by mobilizing their body fat. Capacity of the liver to metabolize fat is not sufficient, and fat is metabolized into ketones, resulting in ketosis. Farm-O-San Pro-Keto is a dietetic feed that contains large amounts of glycogenic energy and is able to reduce the risk of ketosis.
Administer Farm-O-San Pro-Keto to ewes in the last 6 weeks before and the first 3 weeks after lambing at a dose of 30 ml twice daily, through the feed, as topdressing or by an automatic dosing unit. In an acute case of ketosis give 70 ml Pro-Keto 2 times a day.
Farm-O-San Pro-Keto contains propylene glycol and glycerine, providing extra energy. Niacin and vitamin B12 improve energy utilization and choline supports proper functioning of the liver. Next to that, Farm-O-San Pro-Keto contains vitamin E and zinc to support resistance.
Pro-Keto It contains all essential ingredients to support ewes during the last weeks of pregnancy and to ensure a good start of lactation. It also includes two flavouring agents, avoiding a negative effect on Dry Matter Intake if Farm-O-San Pro-Keto is topdressed on the feed