Anitone History of Development

The all natural, brewed animal tonic known as Anitone was first developed by a veterinarian based in Western Australia, in early 2002.

Anitone was initially developed to use as a pick up for tired horses that wouldn’t eat, but it was soon realised it had great potential for all livestock and pets.

When looking closely into livestock nutrition, agronomy and soil science, you can begin to understand how nutrition underscores health in both animals and people. When comparing horses bred in New Zealand to those grown on WA sand plains. You can observe that NZ horses have stronger bone structure and are generally more robust, this is due to the NZ horses being raised on highly fertile, volcanic soils.

Meanwhile in our stables at home, An alternative was required to adding copious amounts of powdered vitamin and mineral supplements to the feeds of horses in training, who generally refused to eat them. Research was done into old fashioned veterinary remedies, an old draft horse remedy which was brewed like beer was seen to have great potential. From this concept, Anitone – The Animal Tonic, a rich, chocolate coloured, sweet smelling fermentation of plant extracts and complex carbons, all fundamental components of highly fertile soils, and missing from the modern food chain was developed,

Anitone was originally manufactured in small batches, and given away to horse trainers, and any friends with horses.They found it was such a fantastic appetite stimulant for tired horses, travelling and racing. It was then discovered that Anitone also had valuable application to livestock on the farm when given as a tonic to sickies and tail enders.

Anitone has now been well accepted into the livestock market, and sheep and cattle farmers always come back for more because it works so well, not just as a tonic, but also across their whole operation. Anitone provides over 60 minerals fermented into a highly bioavailable form and has outperformed other liquid mineral supplements. Anitone is the only livestock supplement on the market that is naturally fermented, and hence is very willingly consumed by all animals because they find the smell of it so highly palatable.

In the sheep industry, Anitone can be easily added to trail fed grain, or lick feeders, or mixed with any commercial drenches and given orally. In the cattle industry, it can be easily added to either feed or water. The high level of palatability makes it extremely user friendly, and therefore a real bonus in getting animals to transition to processed feed. Many farmers have also used Anitone with great success to finish their animals for sale or show. Others are reporting they are observing a clear increase in overall farm fertility, growth rates and production parameters since they have introduced Anitone into their system. Anitone is working particularly well in boosting the success of AI and ET operations.

Positive testimonials for Anitone are also coming from those who are feedlotting, suggesting that Anitone can help to counteract acidosis, with some farmers also reporting that they have observed it helps calm their animals for transport and yarding procedures. Stress induced inanition is a great problem in sheep and cattle transport, and it appears that Anitone, a product originally developed for fussy horses, may indeed be the perfect solution. Anitone retails to the farmer at approx. 1c/ml, and therefore represents a very reasonable and affordable choice for farmers wanting to do something proactive about improving the health of their stock . Sheep can be supplemented on the grain over summer for as little as 2c/week /sheep, and a sheep dose in a drench costs the farmer approx. 10c.

Cattle farmers, particularly dairy farmers, are describing a huge benefit in having Anitone on hand – a calf dose costs them about 10c, and a cattle dose between 20-50c. Anitone has been achieving outstanding results in assisting with the treatment of scouring dairy calves.

Anitone is completely natural and has nil with holding period. It is therefore an ideal product for the livestock industry, being entirely safe and easily used with no implications for food residues in all classes of food animals.