Sauerkraut Juice – SKJ
is now available at GLK-Foods, Bear Creek, Wisconsin
We offer Sauerkraut Juice FREE for the hauling. Gallon weight 9.1 lbs
Feed 1 – 2 lbs per head/day from calves going on forage, through heifer and Dry Cow stage into lactation and throughout.
Why: This Wisconsin Department of Agriculture approved by product is a wetting agent in the TMR ration, enhances feed uptake, palatability and digestibility. Users have seen these benefits:
- improved stool condition
- enhanced production increases: milk components stabilized and reproduction improvements
- over time reproduction improvements can be noticed
Research of why and how it works comes from University of Leipzig, Emeritus Prof. Dr. Monika Krueger, Leipzig, Germany. Inaugural-Dissertation by Henning Gerlach, Burg – Germany for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Leipzig Germany:
Summary:- (You can download the entire research report(s) in PDF-format:)
Oral Application of Charcoal, Sauerkraut juice and Humic acids to Dairy Cows to control the
„multifactorial disease“ in dairy herds.
Institute of Bacteriology and Mycology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Leipzig, Germany
Submitted in January 2017
53 pages, 10 figures, 5 tables, 104 references
Keywords: Adsorbents, Multifactorial disease, Glyphosate, Charcoal, Sauerkraut juice,
Humic acids, C. botulinum
The use of absorptive agents is well-known and scientifically varified in veterinary and human
medicine. These agents are used in numerous ways to treat several kinds of intoxications or
to supplement the nutrition or feeding.
Over a period of 26 weeks this study observed the impact of charcoal, humic acid and
sauerkraut juice as supplement nutrition. Those three supplements were provided to a dairy
herd of 380 animals alone and in combination to the and total mixed ration can influence the
antibody concentration of C. botulinum ABE and CD and their implication on trace elements,
enzymes, acute-phase-proteins, vitamins, the bacterial flora and glyphosate.
Intention of investigation
The aim of this study was to recuperate the eubiosis of the gastrointestinal tract and
consecutively to counteract the „multifactorial disease” of dairy herds with its specific and
Materials and methods
The herd received 400 g of charcoal per animal and day for a period of 4 weeks animal/ day
for 4 weeks, 200 g of charcoal per animal and day for a period of 4 weeks, 200 g of charcoal/
animal/ day plus 500 ml of sauerkraut juice/ animal/ day for 4 weeks, 120 g humic acids
(WH67)/ animal/ day for 4 weeks, 200 g of charcoal /animal/ day plus 100 ml Aquahumin/
animal/ day for 2 weeks, 100 g of charcoal/ animal/ day plus 50 ml Aquahumin/ animal/ day
for 2 weeks and nothing was supplemented to the total mixed ration for another 4 weeks. Out
of the four different lactation groups 40 cows were chosen randomly and monitored closely.
The blood, faeces and urine samples of those animals were monitored on biweekly basis.
The concentrations of C. botulinum CD antibodies in this dairy herd were 600% higher than
in dairy herds unsuspicious and not vaccinated as well as in dairy herds that received a
specifiv C. botulinum CD vaccination at the beginning of this study. The herd was vaccinated
with a polyvalent agent against Clostridia (Covexin 10). Therefore the detected antibodies
must be natural, which has provoked that BoNT and C. botulinum spora in the faeces were
not detected during the entire study period.
The investigation of trace elements showed that Cu was within the reference range while Se
has increased and Co and Mn decreased. The calculated oversupply with Zn seems to
influence the immunological reaction.
Se increased in week 0, 14, 22, 26, but GLDH was below the reference range (30 U/L) from
week 0-22. CK decreased compared to week 0. The increased CK concentration and low
creatinin concentration indicates a damage of muscular tissue. The concentration of
creatinine in the urine decreased over time, while it was constant in the blood. The reduced
elimination of creatinine with the urine implicates a neutralisation of glyphosate in the
gastrointestinal tract of the cows, which results in a decrease of muscular degradation. The
decreased CK values support this hypothesis.
The herbicide glyphosate could not be absorbed if only charcoal was supplemented. The
urine concentration of glyphasate was not decreased compared to week 0. But the
supplementation of 400 g charcoal per animal and day decreased the C. botulinum CD
antibody concentration significantly. The application of 200 g of charcoal per animal and day
neither decreased the C. botulinum antibodies nor the elimination of glyphosate. The
combination of 200g charcoal and 500 ml sauerkraut juice could decrease the elimination of
glyphosate and the concentration of C. botulinum CD antibodies significantly (P<0.001). The
concentrations of the C. botulinum ABE antibodies decreased significantly with all treatments
from week 4 compared to week 0. The administration of humic acids (WH67) decreased the
elimination of glyphosate and the C. botulinum CD and ABE antibodies significantly
(P<0.001). The supplementation of 200g charcoal and 100 ml Aquahumin compared to 100 g
charcoal and 50 ml Aquahumin demonstrates that a special quantity is necessary to absorb/
neutralise glyphosate and/ or the toxins of C. botulinum.
The positive acute-phase-proteins (haptoglobin,LBP) only increased significantly in week 24
and decreased from week 26, but the concentrations of C. botulinum CD and ABE antibodies
increased. The inflammatory reactions seen as a gain in haptoglobin and LBP might have
been induced due to a proliferation of C. botulinum. There is a negative correlation between
LBP and C. botulinum ABE and CD antibodies,
The microorganisms in the faeces are influenced by different supplements. The areobic
bioburden increased significantly in week 8, 16, 20 and 22, but decreased in weeks 18 and
26. This bioburden was not influenced bx gram-negative bacteria.The reason for the variation
of the aerobic cell count is unknown. It could be caused due to a contamination of the
charcoal or the humic acids with spore-forming anaerobics. The bacterial count of gramnegative
bacteria and Enterococcus spp. Increased significantly in week 8 and 20.
In conclusion this study showed that the application of charcoal, sauerkraut juice and humic
acids alone, but especially in combination, does achieve excellent results in the control of the
„multifactorial disease” in dairy herds as a supplement to the total mixed ration.
Question: How should Sauerkraut Juice be stored? We recommend plastic tanks with U.V. protection. Should be stored inside of a building so sunshine does not heat it up.
(Do NOT use aluminum material)