About X-Zelit

X-Zelit is a novel calcium binder that makes optimal transitional dairy cow management easy

X-Zelit helps prevent both clinical and subclinical hypocalcemia, safeguarding the health of your fresh dairy cows at calving.

The Unique Mode of Action of X-Zelit

X-Zelit is simply added to the cow’s diet 2 weeks prior to calving
Works as a calcium binder in the feed, resulting in low calcium availability
The cow no longer absorbs calcium through her diet
Activates her hormone system, boosting blood calcium and strengthening her ability to access calcium from her own body’s reserves
At calving, X-Zelit is withdrawn, giving the cow access to calcium from both her diet and her body

Results in:
• Stable blood levels
• Less risk of milk fever
• Better opportunity for future milk production and calving

A reduction in blood calcium levels around calving puts dairy cows at significant risk of a range of health issues.

Normal calcium levels (>2.2 mmol/L) are crucial for proper muscle and immune system functioning. Dropping below these levels results in:
  • 9-fold increase in the incidence of ketosis in cattle
  • 6 times more dystocia/calving difficulties
  • 4-fold increase in the incidence of left displaced abomasum
  • 4 times more cases of retained placenta
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X-Zelit is so easy to use. We have not had any milk fever since we started, the cows calve quicker, and they are up and eating faster.“

Dennis & Betty Ann Wagler
Claynook Farms, Ontario
Source: Irish Veterinary Journal, December 2006

Even a slight reduction from normal calcium levels at calving can significantly impact production performance and profitability on dairy farms.

A small decrease in blood calcium level (<2.125 mmol/L)…
Is associated with an increased risk of issues like displaced abomasum, lower milk production, reduced reproductive performance, and others.
Subclinical hypocalcemia is more common than may be realized…
In general, around 50% (or more) of cows in dairy herds are suffering from subclinical hypocalcemia (<2.0 mmol/L).
Although dairy cows with mild hypocalcemia may have no clinical symptoms…
They have significantly higher serum non-esterified fatty acids, which reduce energy balance and increase susceptibility to secondary diseases.

X-Zelit has been proven to increase blood calcium levels and decrease hypocalcemia vs a DCAD diet.

The efficiency of X-Zelit compared with traditional anionic salts (DCAD diet) has been demonstrated through blood sampling. X-Zelit increased the average level of plasma calcium and decreased the frequency of subclinical hypocalcemia from 80%–90% to 15%–20%. Ready to get more information on how to more easily prevent milk fever in dairy cows with X-Zelit? Contact us today!
In a study of 2,365 dairy cows, chronic subclinical hypocalcemia was also shown to result in significant milk production losses.
23%
of dairy cows
Were hypocalcemic during the 1st week of lactation, with average milk production loss of 2.59 kg (5.7 lbs) per day for the 1st week
8%
of dairy cows
Were hypocalcemic during the 2nd week of lactation, with average milk production loss of 4.81 kg (10.6 lbs) per day for the 2nd week
4%
of dairy cows
Were still hypocalcemic during the 3rd week of lactation, with average milk production loss of 7.08 kg (15.6 lbs) per day for the 3rd week
X-Zelit Research Results

Learn more about the results from research studies and field trials investigating X-Zelit’s performance as a calcium binder.