First Step contains Caulophyllum, Garlic, Goldenseal and Calendula to help fight minor infections and support the immune system post-calving.
Start using the above products if there is still membrane hanging after 24 hours post calving. DO NOT WAIT longer. You’re just giving the infection more time to get a hold and weaken the cow’s own immune response. Often times a single administration early on is all it takes to avoid a full blown uterine infection or silent metritis later on. When you have your uterine irrigation set up ready, administering to a dirty cow can take just 2-3 minutes.
Protocol: Place 2 Fresh Cow Boluses through the cervix into the womb. Mix 12 ml of Fresh Start Tincture with 50 -75ml Aloe Vera and 425ml of warm, clean water. CAREFULLY give the cow a uterine irrigation with that mixture. Give an additional 6 ml of First Step Tincture. Procedure can be done twice a day for several days if the infection is severe.
Best to continue administering the First Step Tincture by itself twice a day for 2 – 3 days to promote complete clearing of membranes and infection. Be VERY careful and sensitive when putting in boluses and using a uterine irrigation. Take it slowly and be gentle.