Mulitimin 90 Pre-calving
Multimin 90

Prescribing Information
Safety Sheet
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR MULTIMIN® 90: Federal law restricts the use of Multimin 90 to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. Not for use in humans; keep out of reach of children. Multimin 90 has a preslaughter withdrawal time of 14 days after injection. Always follow label dose; do not overdose. See prescribing information.

Your Best Shot at Strategic Trace Mineral Supplementation

Supports healthy calving

Multimin® 90 (zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium injection) is a proven, one-of-a-kind solution to provide trace minerals. When given during the third trimester of gestation, strategic trace mineral supplementation replenishes the cow’s trace mineral status,1 supporting the vital transfer of trace minerals to the fetus,2 which aid in healthy calf development3 and improved colostrum quality when used in conjunction with a scours vaccine.4

Supports trace mineral transfer to fetus

Limited trace minerals are provided through the cow’s milk, so it’s imperative that the calf receive adequate trace minerals in utero.5 Trace minerals transferred from cow to fetus in the third trimester have a major impact on calf health and trace mineral status in the first 100–150 days. Multimin 90 supports both cow and calf by providing zinc, copper, manganese and selenium to the cow in preparation for birth.

During the last trimester of pregnancy, the cow mobilizes trace minerals from her liver into the bloodstream for placental transfer to the fetus’ liver. When the calf is born, it will have 3–4 times the liver trace mineral level of the cow — so ensuring the cow is well supplemented in the third trimester to provide for cow-to-calf transfer is critical. Proper trace mineral status at birth positively impacts the calf’s6,7:

  • Bone and cartilage development
  • Appetite
  • Health
  • Innate immunity

Supplementing trace minerals with Multimin 90 rapidly increases mineral status and positions the cow to support mineral transfer to the fetus and maintain mineral status in the cow during the third trimester. Studies demonstrate6 low trace mineral levels post-partum can result in:

  • Retained placenta
  • Uterine infection
  • Mastitis

Supports healthy calf development

The trace mineral status of a pregnant cow or heifer helps support pregnancy in utero. Poor trace mineral status of the cow/heifer may result in:

  • Increased risk of disease in cow and/or calf
  • Weak calves
  • Abortion

After birth, a calf will deplete 70% of its copper and zinc status within the first 56 days.8 Selenium and manganese will also gradually deplete over time due to rapid growth and limited availability of trace minerals in the milk. Trace minerals are vital to health, appetite, and proper development. Strategic trace mineral supplementation with Multimin 90 helps support continued calf growth and improved immune function by supplying the cow with four key trace minerals to pass on to the calf. Calves6,7 born to cows with adequate trace mineral status are better able to:

  • Thermoregulate
  • Support innate immunity

Colostrum quality improved when used with scours vaccine

Neonatal Calf Diarrhea (scours) is responsible for 80% of sickness and 57% of deaths in unweaned calves in the United States.9,10 This problem has a significant impact on calves’ health and is a major driver in profitability, so prevention is key.

A University of Georgia study4 indicated that treating pregnant heifers and cows with Multimin 90 and a scours prevention vaccine, before calving, improved colostrum quality. Calves that received better quality colostrum from cows who received Multimin 90 and scours vaccination pre-calving, tended to have more specific antibodies for better scours protection.

Scours protection in calves
"We feel administering Multimin 90, an injectable source of zinc, copper, manganese and selenium, to the cow prior to birth is an important piece of the puzzle in our protocol to help support those calves, from birth to branding, by improving trace mineral status to support immunity and treat less calves."

- Kyle Colyer

“During the last trimester of pregnancy, we run our cows through the chute and give ScourGuard®. A few years ago when we moved away from vaccinating our calves at birth, we decided to add Multimin 90, an injectable source of zinc, copper, manganese and selenium, to our third trimester protocol. We feel the trace minerals in every injection not only helped to keep cows in better condition, but we noticed a big difference in the health of the calves and a reduction in calf scours.”

- Jenna and Taylor Sidwell


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4Palomares, R.A., et al. 2021. 102nd Conference of Research Workings in Animal Diseases. Chicago, IL. 433.
5Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle: Eighth Revised Edition. 2016. The National Academies Press, Washington, DC..
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