“When first approached about using First Defense® I wasn’t quite sure about it but, it’s a simple easy way as far as prevention for scours. It’s something we can give day old, immediately and see the benefits right away.”
First Defense® Tri-Shield™ is the only USDA accredited, colostrum derived, scours preventative providing Immediate Immunity™ against E. coli, coronavirus and rotavirus (three main causes of neonatal scours). Scours is the primary cause of death in newborn calves and is a serious economic drain for both the dairy and beef industry.
ImmuCell is nearing FDA approval of Re-Tain™, an intramammary treatment for subclinical mastitis. Mastitis is the most costly and common disease affecting the dairy Industry inflicting a drain in profits of approximately $2 billion each year. This tool significantly differs from traditional antibiotics, will not require a milk discard or meat withhold, and will allow for economically justified treatment of mastitis prior to seeing clinical signs.
ImmuCell is an entrepreneurial animal health company that develops, manufactures and markets scientifically-proven products that maximize the genetic potential of dairy and beef through disease prevention, and reduced dependence on antibiotics.
At ImmuCell we have a desire to make life easier and business more profitable for dairy and beef producers. We hate fluff so are committed to meeting USDA, CFIA, FDA, and OMRI standards for efficacy. We also hate inflating prices to cover bureaucratic overhead which is why we run lean, logical, committed to our customers and results.
ImmuCell holds a unique position, they are the only animal health company with the ability to concentrate, purify, and quantify specific colostrum antibodies (E. coli, coronavirus, and rotavirus) on a commercial scale. This has resulted in products to treat one of the two most frustrating problems within commercial beef and dairy operations – calf scours. The second most frustrating problem, Mastitis, is something ImmuCell is also aiming to solve – with their ability to purify nisin for intramammary applications.
What people are saying about First Defense®
“We have been using First Defense® for the last 3-4 years and are really happy with the product. For us it’s important, it’s a big investment and a huge return. The product is convenient and versatile. Knowing we have protection as soon as the calf hits the ground is satisfying and comforting. This product gives assurance.”