Rabbits are herbivores that have a well-developed caecum ("hind gut") for fermentation of plant material. They require a high fibre diet consisting mostly of grass and hay. Rabbits are unique in that they feed their young an energy dense milk which contains high levels of "milk oil" fatty acids. These have antimicrobial activity and help protect the young from digestive upset.
Our products include Rabbit Milk Replacer, hand-rearing accessories as well as healthy supplements and treats for adult rabbits.
Impact Colostrum Supplement
Impact is a colostrum supplement to aid the immune function of newborn mammals and marsupial joeys.
- Contains colostrum powder, a rich source of immunoglobulin which may assist with immunity.
- Added lactoferrin & lactoperoxidase which may provide antibacterial activity and intestinal protection.
- Contains mannan oligosaccharides (MOS) which may assist the growth of beneficial gut flora.
Bovine colostrum powder, whey protein, omega-3 (including ALA, EPA & DHA) and omega-6 fatty acids (including Arachidonic Acid) , mannan oligosaccharides, vitamins A, B1,B2,B6, B12,C,D3,E,K, nicotinamide, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid, choline, inositol, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, selenium.
Protein (%) 60% Fat (%) 6% Carbohydrate (%) 20% Ash (%) 5% Immunoglobulin 75g/kg Lactoferrin 2g/kg Lactoperoxidase 100,000 IU/kg Metabolisable Energy (ME) 16 MJ/kg
25g, 100g, 250g & 500g.
Feed Impact to newborn mammals as a colostrum replacement or to marsupial joeys as an adjunct to milk replacers.
Upto 50 0.5 2 2 1 - 2 15 48 60 50 - 100 1 3 4 2 - 3 20 64 80 100 - 200 2.5 8 10 3 - 4 25 80 100 200 - 300 4 13 16 4 - 5 30 96 120 300 - 400 5 16 20 5 - 10 60 190 240 400 - 500 6 19 24 10 - 20 100 320 400 500 - 600 7 22 28 20 - 30 130 420 520 600 - 700 8 26 32 30 - 40 160 510 640 700 - 850 9 29 36 40 - 50 200 640 800 850 - 1000 10 32 40 50+ 250 800 1000
To make an Impact Dose
Weigh the animal and select the appropriate weight range from the feeding guide. Thoroughly mix the amounts of Impact powder and warm, pre-boiled water. An electric whisk may be used for larger quantities. Prepared Impact may be kept refrigerated for one day, or stored frozen for up to 2 weeks.
Directions for Newborn Mammals
Including cats, dogs, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, horses, alpacas, cows, sheep, pigs, deer, zoo animals and eutherian wildlife (eg flying foxes & microbats).
Impact should be fed as soon as possible after birth, and preferably before milk is fed. Impact may be absorbed for several days after birth, depending on the species, but is most effective in the first 12 hours.
Newborns that have not received maternal colostrum should receive at least 2 doses of Impact within 48 hours of birth.
First 12 hours after birth: Prepare an Impact Dose as described above and feed ¼ of the amount every 2 hours. Do not feed milk during this time.
12 to 48 hours after birth: Commence feeding milk. Prepare an Impact Dose as described above and feed ¼ of the amount every 4 hours, in between milk feeds.
Do not mix or feed Impact with milk.
Directions for Marsupials
Including kangaroos, possums, wombats, koalas, bandicoots, carnivorous marsupials and monotremes (echidna and platypus).
Impact is ideally fed to pouch-bound marsupials within a week of first coming into care, as immunity from the mother’s milk can deplete significantly after 7 days and may be completely gone by 4-6 weeks.
Impact may be fed as either a concentrated 5-day course or a less-concentrated maintenance dose.
Concentrated 5-day course: Select the amount of Impact powder for body weight from the chart. Mix the powder directly into the daily volume of milk and feed as usual. If too thick, dilute with a small amount of extra water. This procedure may be repeated for up to 5 days, every 4 to 6 weeks, as necessary. Use when animals initially come into care, for sick or stressed animals, or just prior to first pouch emergence (Wombaroo Age Factor of 0.6).
Maintenance dose: Add 1g of Impact powder (1 moderately heaped spoon) per 100mL of milk fed, repeated daily, as required. Use as a preventative measure to provide a constant low-dose of immunoglobulins during care.