BOVAMINE® Complete contains three highly-selected strains of Enterococcus faecium
(a lactic acid-producing species) in combination with live probiotic yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) and Torula dry yeast (Pichia jadinii). These components work together to improve the digestive function of the rumen, to bind mycotoxins and pathogens, and to competitively exclude pathogenic organisms from the intestinal tract.
BOVAMINE® Complete positively affects the efficiency of energy-corrected milk production (EECM). On one farm in Wisconsin, DMI increased by 4.5% (54.9 to 57.4 lb/d), while ECM increased by 9.4% (87 to 96 lb/d), resulting in an increase in EECM of 4.8% (1.60 to 1.68 ECM/DMI). On a second farm in Maryland, DMI decreased by 4.0% (58.1 to 55.9 lb/d), while ECM increased by 4.2% (90.3 to 94.3 lb/d), resulting in an increase in EECM of 7.7% (1.56 to 1.69 ECM/DMI).
BOVAMINE® Complete positively affects digestibility of dry matter and starch. In two university trials, daily feeding of BOVAMINE® Complete increased dry matter and starch digestibility by 3.3% and 1.0%, respectively, compared to untreated controls.
The live yeast and yeast cell wall components in BOVAMINE® Complete can mitigate the actions of pathogenic organisms (Figure 1) and toxins (Figure 2). As pathogenic organisms are alive and actively proliferating, it is evident that the live yeast – and, in concert, our highly-selected live bacteria (Figure 3) – have an overall greater mitigation capacity than an inert yeast cell wall. In contrast to live organisms, toxins are chemical in nature, and it is evident that the inert yeast cell wall has an overall greater mitigation capacity on those types of molecules.