BIOSCAL is a Combination of Dietary Essential Macro Minerals (Calcium, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium and Sulphur) for Dairy animals.
Animal needs the mineral supply through diet as they cannot synthesize them in the body. The Macro Minerals like Calcium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Magnesium, Sulphur, Sodium are required by animal body in relatively higher amount as cow and buffalo losses most of these minerals through milk and also these minerals are required for various physiological functions. BIOSCAL contains highly soluble form of these minerals than conventional mineral sources.
A specific combination of these minerals makes it more bio available.
There is a need to re-evaluate the requirement of Macro- Minerals in dairy animal’s diet as loss of minerals per litre of milk is very high.
Mineral Loss / litre of milk
- Calcium 1.2 gm
- Phosphorous 0.70 gm
- Magnesium 100 mg
- Potassium 1.7 gm
- Sodium 0.5 gm
- Sulphur 0.3 gm
- Is a structural component of bones and teeth. Over 98% of Ca present in the body is found in bone.
- Important in muscle contraction.
- Also plays a role in blood clotting and nerve impulse transmission.
- Is a structural component of bones and teeth, it has maximum content of P present in the body (approx. 85%).
- Important in cellular energy utilization and energy transfer.
- Is a vital component of cell membranes because of its structural role in phospholipid formation.
- Functions in acid-base balance (buffer) and is also a constituent of DNA and RNA.
- Potassium is the third most abundant mineral element in the body. It is involved in osmotic pressure and acid-base regulation, water balance, nerve impulse transmission, muscle contraction, oxygen and carbon dioxide transport
- Sodium is important parameter in water balance and acts as extracellular cation. 30-50 % of total body sodium is in a non-exchangeable fraction in the form of crystalline structure.
Magnesium (Mg )
- Is a structural component of bone.
- Activates enzymes.
- Helps maintain cell membrane potentials and is involved in nerve impulse transmission.
- Sulphur is found in the amino acids methionine, cysteine(cystine), homocysteine and taurine; in chondroitin sulphate of cartilage and in the B Vitamins thiamin and biotin. The dietary requirement of sulphur for the cow is primarily to provide adequate substrate to ensure maximal microbial protein synthesis.