Protick is a natural animal feed supplement used primarily for the regulation of ticks and parasites in wildlife and livestock. In comparison to dipping or injectable compounds, Protick is an Aloe Ferox supplement which is added to the animals’ feed. Protick is registered with the Department of Agriculture (Reg: V20345).
Protick is an Aloe Ferox supplement.
|Minerals contained in Aloe Ferox|
Protick is a gift from nature, helping farmers to successfully protect their livestock and game animals from ticks and tick-borne disease.
Due to the shortage of Zinc in the natural habitat in South Africa, there is no problem with palatability since the animals readily eat the aloe for the Zinc contained within it. In nature, where there are a lot of ticks, you will find that game eat the whole aloe plant and are free from ticks as a result.
Farmers using lick blocks that are enriched with Protick are experiencing fantastic results with the decreased occurrence of ticks on their animals. In turn, the condition of the animals is improved and the chance of illnesses transmitted by ticks is reduced.
Aloe ferox helps to regulate a shortage of minerals in animals. It is high in zinc and manganese which are important minerals for animal health.
Zinc has been found in every tissue of the animal body and acts as a co-factor for many enzymes. (9) Zinc is actively involved in enzyme systems through the metabolism of protein and carbohydrates. Zinc is also required for maintaining responsiveness of the immune system through energy production, protein synthesis, stabilisation of membranes against bacterial endotoxins, antioxidant enzyme production, maintenance of lymphocyte replication and antibody production. Virtually every phase of cell growth involves Zinc and a deficiency can impact productivity. (10)
The amount of manganese present in the animal body is extremely small and most tissues contain only traces of it. Manganese is important in the animal body as an enzyme activator. (9) A manganese deficiency in livestock impairs reproductive performance and may result in skeletal deformities, contracted tendons, enlarged joints and reduced birth weight. (11)
Protick is available in 1kg and 25kg bags. Add 2-3% powder to lick concentrate and regulate intake.
Protick can be ordered through your nearest BKB store and Tripod – Bloemfontein.