Tracerite Copper capsules for calves and adult cattle (10g)

For prevention and treatment of copper deficiency in calves and cattle. Safe and effective. Slow release, providing 12 months copper supplementation.

100% Australian Made. 100% Australian Owned.

Applicator - Capsule/pellet applicator - for cattle trace mineral supplements

Applicator/Balling gun for administering Tracerite copper capsules, selenium pellets and cobalt pellets.

Applicator - for 10g or 20g Tracerite copper capsules for cattle

Applicator/Balling gun for administering Tracerite 10g or 20g copper capsules for cattle only.

Physical Information

A soluble gelatine capsule (USP) containing 10g of sustained release copper oxide rods (copper needles) which contains 86% +/- 5% elemental copper for oral administration – for prevention and treatment of copper deficiency in calves and adult cattle.


Each capsule contains 8.5g of Copper (as copper oxide).


Tracerite Copper Capsules for Calves and Adult Cattle (10g) are indicated for the treatment and prevention of copper deficiency in cattle over 3 months of age. The Tracerite capsule is administered orally and dissolves in the rumen, releasing the copper oxide needles that lodge in the folds of the reticulum and abomasum. The copper oxide needles then slowly dissolve to release copper that is absorbed by the animal from the intestinal tract. The copper is stored in the liver and released gradually over time into the circulation.


  • Proven technology that is reliable and long lasting
  • Effective copper supplementation for 12 months
  • May be administered as required with Tracerite Selenium pellets (bullets) and/or Tracerite Cobalt pellets (bullets)
  • Trials with supplemented beef calves over a three-month period demonstrated a 20 kg live weight gain over untreated animals
  • In dairy cows over a 5.5-month period, treated animals gained an average of 27 kg more live weight than untreated animals.

Pack sizes

25 – pack pail | 50 – pack pail | 100 – pack pail


  • Administered orally
  • Calves up to 200kg (less than 12 months of age) – 1 capsule administered orally per animal
  • Adult cattle over 200kg – 2 capsules per animal or 1 Tracerite Copper Capsules for Adult Cattle (20g)
  • Repeat in 12 months
  • Dose animals late winter or early spring unless copper supplementation
    is required immediately
  • Dose pregnant animals early in pregnancy to allow protection of the new born against copper deficiency
  • In Liver Fluke endemic areas, treat animals with a flukicide at least 3 weeks before using this copper supplement
  • The capsule must be administered using an applicator or balling gun that delivers the capsule directly into the gullet. The capsule must be swallowed by the animal to be effective.

Contraindications and Precautions

  • Do not use in animals less than 3 months of age
  • Do not administer this product to animals of unknown copper status
    or those treated with any other source of copper within the previous
    12 months
  • Do not repeat the dose within 12 months
  • Do not use this product in association with Selenium supplementation
    unless deficiency of both minerals has been confirmed
  • Do not administer to animals suffering from any form of liver disease such as jaundice or liver fluke or to animals grazing plants containing toxic alkaloids e.g. Heliotrope, Ragwort, Paterson’s Curse (Salvation Jane)
  • Seek Veterinary Advice to verify the Copper status of the animals
    before treatment.

Shelf life

2 years after manufacture.


Store below 30°C (room temperature) in the original container in a dry place.

Withholding Period (Australia)

Meat and Milk – Zero (0) Days.


Trade Advice

Export Slaughter Interval (ESI) Zero (0) Days. 


APVMA Approval Number 64053. Please visit APVMA for more information.

100% Australian Made. 100% Australian Owned.

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