Allfarm’s Solvita Plus Trace Elements is a high quality, broad spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement which is useful in a wide variety of poultry applications. It is a wonderful boost to poultry that are going into stressful situations when given in the days prior to those conditions (such as being transported over anything longer than a short, local drive, getting ready for the show pens and during show season, after medications or vaccinations and during times of heat stress.
TREATING SOFT SHELLED EGGS
Solvita Plus Trace Elements is also an appropriate treatment for chickens/poultry that have soft/rubbery egg shells, it can help affected chickens to metabolise the calcium in their food and shell grit more efficiently, therefore treating this egg shell quality issue. Contrary to “common knowledge”, soft/rubbery eggs shells is not a deficiency in calcium. It is a Vitamin D deficiency (which may indicate there are other nutritional deficiencies also) and Vitamin D is essential to the metabolism of calcium to form good quality egg shells. For other egg shell quality issues that you have concerns about, this reference chart is handy to remember as available.
Most on the shelf medication for Vitamin D deficiencies in Humans are around the 1000IU per capsule. One litre of diluted Solvita Plus Trace Elements contains 200,000IU.
TREATING STARGAZING/WRY NECK/TWISTED NECK
For treatment of Stargazing/Wry Neck/Twisted Neck is chickens and other poultry, it is recommended that you use the increased dose of 5mls per litre, and then direct dose the bird affected with some of this liquid.
Stargazing/wry neck/twisted neck is actually a vitamin deficiency passed on from the parents, so if you are breeding and the chicks hatched are being affected by wry neck, it is important to correct this in the breeding adult by ongoing treatment of a normal dose of Solvita Plus Trace Elements daily.
If you are able to notify us that this is what you are treating, we can include a dosing pipette to assist with this (at no extra cost).
Add the daily liquid vitamin dose to drinking water and mix well. Prepare a fresh batch daily. Alternatively, it is very easily consumed by spraying onto food before feeding (undiluted or strong dilution to ensure it is consumed). It will turn food a bright yellow, so easy to see where it has been applied.
NIL WITHHOLDING PERIOD ON MEAT OR EGG PRODUCING SPECIES.