Training on offer to advance SQP knowledge on bolus use in cattle

B2B Nutrition, the trade arm of Brinicombe, has produced a CPD accredited training video to help strengthen SQP knowledge on the role of trace element and vitamin boluses in beef and dairy production systems.

The training module which aims to help SQP’s deliver the latest advice on bolus technology, provides an overview of bolus structure and how they work within the animal. The module also looks at the role of key trace elements and highlights some common deficiencies in cattle and the clinical symptoms to look out for.

Tom Butler, technical manager for the Brinicombe group, developed the online module and said cattle boluses, such as B2B Nutrition’s EnduraBol range, are becoming an increasingly popular way to supplement trace elements and vitamins. 

Mr Butler said: “Boluses can be used to balance inconsistencies in grazed grass or forage. A sustained release pattern allows key trace elements and vitamins to be continually topped-up, ensuring that cattle receive optimal micronutrition to support productivity.

“Micronutrients can often be overlooked but they are usually the first thing that runs out in the biological system and should form an integral part of nutritional programmes for beef and dairy systems.”

As a CPD accredited unit, SQPs will accumulate two AMTRA points and it should take approximately 25 minutes to complete. The module is available to complete and refer to on the VBMS training platform for 12 months.


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