Dairy Cows Eating

Research Results

The simple effectiveness of X-Zelit as a calcium binder has been proven through numerous trials, tests, and reports.

X-Zelit makes it simple to maintain an optimal calcium balance in dairy cows at calving.

Researchers at Cornell University demonstrated that feeding X-Zelit during the prepartum period resulted in markedly improved calcium status during the periparturient period (vs control). Additionally, the prevalence of subclinical hypocalcemia in cows fed X-Zelit was much lower during the immediate periparturient period (vs control).
Prevalence of hypocalcemia (serum Ca <8.5 mg/dL) by sampling timepoint; significant differences (P < 0.05) within day are depicted with an asterisk.

X-Zelit simplifies the prevention of subclinical hypocalcemia in dairy cows.

A field trial that compared X-Zelit as a calcium binder to a DCAD diet was performed in two large commercial farms in the US. Blood samples were taken within the first 24 hours after calving. The average plasma calcium level was higher in the X-Zelit groups on both farms, with a lower frequency of subclinical hypocalcemia.
Another study looked at X-Zelit as a calcium binder and an alternative to DCAD management. It found that a low calcium diet approach with X-Zelit substantially improved both blood calcium post-calving and milk production. It also showed trends towards positive effects on reproductive performance, immunity, and rumination time.
Serum concentrations of Ca from (mean ±Se) from week –3 to week +3 after calving.

X-Zelit results in a quick and easy return to feed after calving

Research findings have shown that feed intake was nearly 1 kg (2.2 lbs) DM higher in the X-Zelit group during the first week after calving (vs a non–DCAD control). And, over the first 4 weeks, feed intake was .5 kg (1.1 lbs) DM higher for the X-Zelit group. This ensures a higher energy intake and produces positive effects on other production traits.

X-Zelit increases milk production in dairy cows, simply and easily

In another analysis, although milk production during the first week was slightly lower, dairy cows responded positively and yields quickly increased. By weeks 3 and 4, they were producing 0.68-0.91 kg (1.5 -2.0 lbs) extra, which was found to continue throughout the lactation.

X-Zelit improves colostrum quality in dairy cows

A trial of X-Zelit vs control was shown to improve the colostrum quality by approximately 10%. This ensures the high-quality colostrum crucial to the health and wellbeing of newborn calves.

X-Zelit increases fertility in dairy cows

Researchers at Cornell University demonstrated that X-Zelit increased fertility vs control, reducing the time to pregnancy by nearly 3 weeks.

I don’t think people understand how much it costs not to transition cows properly. This is a marathon and we need to keep them running the race. X-Zelit is a great tool to help get them going right, from pre-fresh to calving and beyond.”

Wade Bryanton
Tiny Acres Holsteins, Prince Edward Island, Canada

With X-Zelit, we’ve seen better peaks in production, a better start to lactations and less secondary ketosis. Fresh cows just keep eating! It’s really unbelievable the difference that X-Zelit has made.”

Robert and Karen Dale
Dale Jerseys, Mission, BC, Canada
X-Zelit is used with confidence by dairy producers worldwide, with demonstrated success in Europe, Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and others.