The topic for the Health column in the December 2002 issue of Dairy Herd Management was “A potential breakthrough in ensuring disease-free colostrum.” In the article, Meg Cattell, veterinarian in Fort Collins, Colo., referred to a new product — the first true colostrum replacer — and the role it could play in breaking the transfer of disease from dam to calf.

In response to your requests, here is some more information about the product. The colostrum replacer was developed and is manufactured by American Protein Corporation. It is marketed under two brand names — “Acquire” and  “Secure.”

If you and your veterinarian would like to receive more information about this product, contact American Protein Corporation at (800) 513-8755. Ask to speak with the marketing department.