Frequently asked questions about PhytoMast

PhytoMast is a plant-based formula successfully used by hundreds of veterinarians and farmers across the US, Canada and around the world on thousands of animals. And while it is fairly simple to use, we want to make sure you get the best results from using PhytoMast by answering a few common questions. If you have any questions not covered here, feel free to contact us. If you need further in-depth advice on your specific situation, Dr. Karreman is also available for paid consultations.

Can PhytoMast be used on goats?

Yes! Most of our customers are dairy farmers or vets looking to treat cows, but PhytoMast is equally effective with dairy goats.

What’s the difference between regular formula PhytoMast and PhytoMast CBO?

The easy initial answer is that PhytoMast CBO uses cinnamon bark oil, whereas regular formula PhytoMast does not. If you or your veterinarian suspects a germ known to have biofilms, you would want to choose PhytoMast CBO, as the cinnamon bark oil is very potent against these types of infections. 

PhytoMast CBO should be used during lactation at the initial onset of any symptoms of flaky milk or high somatic cell count, especially if germs like staph aureus, pseudomonas and others that have bio films are suspected. Do not use PhytoMast CBO during dry-off, and do not use CBO for anything other than udder cleanse during lactation.

If you do not suspect that a germ containing biofilms is not present, you should be fine using regular formula PhytoMast.

How do you use PhytoMast?

For both formulas, you’ll want to use 2 tubes 12 hours apart over 24 hours (1 day) as needed to cleanse teats in fresh cows. Insert the tube tip directly into the teat for the affected quarter only and empty the entire tube.

During use and 24 hours after the last use, withhold milk from the treated quarters and do not mix it with other milk or feed it to calves. The milk is perfectly fine, but the botanical ingredients in PhytoMast may give the milk a botanical aroma that some people may find off-putting.

Withheld milk can be fed to calves, and might even help with digestion if the calf has a problem with digestion.

Make sure to only use PhytoMast CBO during lactation, NOT during dry-off to prevent discomfort to the animal.

Where can I use PhytoMast?

PhytoMast is primarily used for teat and udder health, but it can be used as a cleanse for other places. However, this ONLY applies to regular formula PhytoMast.

Regular formula PhytoMast can be used to cleanse eyes, ears and skin. 

PhytoMast CBO contains cinnamon bark oil, and so must only be used for an udder cleanse, and only during lactation to prevent discomfort.