Comparison of MSE Paste (Natur’s Way) to Convert Day-one Calf Gel


Lark L. Burnham, Ph.D.

Ruminant nutrition


Convert Day-one Calf gel includes (amounts of individual species not guaranteed):

Lactobacillus acidophilus

Enterococcus faecium

Bifidobacterium sp.


MSE Microbial Paste contains amount of each ingredient guaranteed):

Lactobacillus acidophilus 1.8 x108 CFU/5 cc (1.800,000,000 CFU)
Lactobacillus casei 1.8 x108 CFU/5 cc (1.800,000,000 CFU)
Streptococcus faecium 1.8 x108 CFU/5 cc (1.800,000,000 CFU)
Bifidobacterium .9 x108 CFU/5 cc (90,000,000 CFU)
Saccharomyces cereviae 5.36 x106 CFU/5 cc (536,000,000 CFU)
Vitamin A 15,000 IU/5 cc
Vitamin D3 3,000 IU/5 cc
Vitamin E 150 IU/5 cc
Vitamin K 7.5 mg/5 cc
Vitamin B12 26 mcg/5 cc
Biotin 250 mcg/5 cc
Niacin 6 mg/5 cc
Folic Acid 2.3 mg/5 cc
Riboflavin 17 mg /5 cc
Thiamin (B1) 16 mg/5 cc
Vitamin B6 14 mg/5 cc
Pantothenic acid 23 mg/5 cc
Ascorbic acid (Vit. C) 40 mg/5 cc


Probiotics/DFM effectiveness is dependent on several factors:


The Nitty Gritty



Total CFU/cc

“Heavy Hitters”

Guaranteed analysis/species

Convert Calf Gel

.33 x 109

(5 x 109/15 cc dose)



MSE Paste

1.39 x 109

(7.0 x 109/5 cc dose)




MSE Paste is superior to Convert Day-one Gel because it:


Natur’s Way, Inc. has been producing probiotics/DFM for the cattle industry since 1970. Summaries of cattle research can be seen at