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    Default Imrestor

    Link to Product by Elanco

    Anybody tried this yet? Going to try it?

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    I went to a local meeting about it and I'm interested in trying it too.

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    Elanco guy was pushing it last time he was around. I thought it was too high priced.

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    Not registered here.

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    I bought a box. Likely going to do it whole hog for a bit
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    For how many DIM is this product supposed to provide extra immunity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLOOMFIELD View Post
    For how many DIM is this product supposed to provide extra immunity?

    Is there some good research on this.

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    Makes logical sense in the process. Like bazza said, it would be good to see some more research behind it. I find it kind of weird and inconvenient that you have to give the first shot a week before calving(more or less).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baazevedo1 View Post
    Makes logical sense in the process. Like bazza said, it would be good to see some more research behind it. I find it kind of weird and inconvenient that you have to give the first shot a week before calving(more or less).

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    Even if we could use it I would be waiting at the moment. Their claims are pretty vague you would want to see research that you could use to calculate an economic return.

    Agree the one week before calving is hard. We will have cows regularly calve at 270DCC. Plus the inconvenience of it.

    I'm all for products like that if they work thought. I'm just skeptical initially, these companies like to take advantage of farmers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazza View Post
    Is there some good research on this.
    The research I saw looked pretty good
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    Agreed that if it works I'm on board with stuff like this. Kinda like a vaccine in terms of strengthening the immune system, but not a vaccine. Prevention pays.

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    I think we are going to hold off for a bit and see how it works for others. If it only does what Elanco says it does it's not worth it imho. However I think we might see general immunity advantages which will get more milk and cows bred back sooner. Our vet said there was no response in the trials to metritis which surprised me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    I think we are going to hold off for a bit and see how it works for others. If it only does what Elanco says it does it's not worth it imho. However I think we might see general immunity advantages which will get more milk and cows bred back sooner. Our vet said there was no response in the trials to metritis which surprised me.
    They didn't collect that information because of data quality issues. The only thing they did is mastitis...it is cut and dry and easier to collect the data correctly. Metritis is one of the more inconsistent health events to be recorded.
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    Fresh cow mastitis.....if my memory serves me right that is the only thing Imrestor is supposed to help. Fresh cow mastitis just isn't an issue for us. Is it an issue elsewhere? Or is Imrestor supposed to help with other maladies?

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    In theory it should help all around with all issues as the cow is supposed to have a stronger immune system....in theory

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    Quote Originally Posted by drdiederich View Post
    I bought a box. Likely going to do it whole hog for a bit
    Keep us posted.

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    Yes, it is approved only for fresh cow mastitis. However, its mode of action should lend itself to helping with a range of transition cow issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cousinit View Post
    Fresh cow mastitis.....if my memory serves me right that is the only thing Imrestor is supposed to help. Fresh cow mastitis just isn't an issue for us. Is it an issue elsewhere? Or is Imrestor supposed to help with other maladies?
    Believe me, there are farms where reducing fresh cow mastitis would be enough to pay for it. I am also interested in how well it works. Part of me wants to do as much as possible for a fresh cow, the other part wonders how many band-aids you can stick on a system before Pfizer/Elanco/Bayer/etc give you a plaque for making so much milk, but leave you with no money.

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    I drink the cool-aid and jumped on board. We have data in the computer for all health events that have occurred in the past, so now we will see if anything trends better or worse. I agree that it seems to be overpriced, but I am planning on using it for at least 6 months and then reevaluate what is happening within the herd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowfeeder View Post
    I agree that it seems to be overpriced,
    LOL. Our vet was real impressed with Elanco's advertising saying the vets will set the price.

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