Dairy Cattle Production
Multimin 90

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 immunity and successful transitions

Multimin® 90 (zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium injection) is a proven, one-of-a-kind solution to provide trace minerals that support cattle health and reproduction. Trace mineral supplementation with Multimin 90 compliments a well-balanced oral program to support both cow and calf immune systems1 and provide four key trace minerals during the transition period.2
Multimin 90 Immunity
Supports both natural immunity and vaccine response1
Transition Cows
Optimal trace mineral supplementation during times of peak demand2

Why is trace mineral supplementation necessary?

Inadequate trace mineral status in cattle leads to suppressed immune function, lower fertility, and decreased growth.1 For this reason, a strong oral nutrition program is a necessary management tool for all dairy producers. However, every oral mineral program comes with challenges:
  • Close-up period challenges such as feeding anionic salts, which increase antagonist exposure and decrease palatability, and further depress intakes beyond typical reduction immediately prior to calving
  • Variation in intake between cattle in the group
  • Stressful production events increase mineral demand and lower trace mineral status. Oral trace minerals cannot quickly meet these increased demands

How does Multimin 90 work?

Multimin 90 is designed to complement an oral nutrition program. When used strategically during periods of high demand, studies demonstrate Multimin 90 rapidly increases the status of zinc, copper, manganese and selenium in cattle.3,4 These four key trace minerals are used for important biological processes, including physiological structure and function, immunity, and reproduction.

Multimin 90 is delivered by subcutaneous injection, reaching peak trace mineral levels in the blood within 8–10 hours post-injection. Within 24 hours, injectable trace minerals are transported via the bloodstream to the liver where they are stored and can be mobilized and released into the bloodstream when needed by the animal.

What are the benefits of strategic trace mineral supplementation with Multimin 90?

Trace minerals reach peak plasma levels within 8–10 hours after injection5
Since it’s an injectable, trace minerals bypass antagonists that may be present in the rumen5,6
Supplements every animal injected
Can be used to strategically supplement four key trace minerals during high demand periods, such as transition, vaccination, and reproduction

Why should Multimin 90 be used?

University research results7 showed that trace mineral supplementation with Multimin 90 treatment:
  • Reduced somatic cell counts
  • Reduced clinical mastitis
  • Reduced metritis cases
  • Reduced incidence of stillborn calves
University research results showed that trace mineral supplementation with Multimin 90 treatment:
  • Increased vaccine response8
  • Tended to increase the colostrum quality in heifers when used with a scours vaccine9
University research results9 showed that trace mineral supplementation with Multimin 90 treatment:
  • Decreased scours
  • Decreased pneumonia and ear infections (otitis)

How should Multimin 90 be used?

  • Consult your veterinarian. Always read and follow label directions. Do not overdose
  • Multimin 90 has a 14-day preslaughter withdrawal and 0-day milk withdrawal
  • Determine the weight of the animal and calculate the correct amount of product based on label directions
  • Maximum volume per injection site is 7 mL
  • Always follow Beef Quality Assurance guidelines (www.BQA.org) to perform a proper tented technique for subcutaneous injections using the middle of the side of the neck
  • Minimum distance between injection sites is 4 inches. Inject Multimin 90 on the other side of the neck if multiple products are injected
  • Do not inject Multimin 90 behind the shoulder
  • Use clean needles and replace often. Do not inject cattle in wet weather or cattle with muddy/dirty skin. Injecting cattle during wet weather increases the potential for carrying a contaminant into the injection site

Multimin use cases specific to your dairy operation

1Palomares, R.A., et. al. 2016. Vet. Immunol. Immunopathol. 178(1): 88-98.
2Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle: Eighth Revised Edition. 2016. The National Academies Press, Washington, DC.
3Machado, V.S., et al. 2013. The Veterinary Journal. 197(2): 451-456.
4Palomares, R.A., et al. 2021. 102nd Conference of Research Workings in Animal Diseases. Chicago, IL. 433.
5Pogge, D.J., et al. 2012. J. Anim. Sci. 90:2692-2698.
6Hartman, S.J., et al. 2018. J. Anim. Sci. 96(6), pp.2504–2515.
7Rollin. E., et al. 2015. Preventative Vet Med. 122 (3): 257-264.
8Ganda, E.K. et al. 2016. J Dairy Sci. 99(9): 7319-7329.
9Teixeira, A.G.V., et al. 2014. J. Dairy Sci. 97:4216-4336.