Life Guard Calf Electrolyte
Brand: G Shepherd Animal Health
Product Code: Calf Scour Sachets
A high specification electrolyte powder for mixing with water. The resulting feed is to be used for stabilisation of water, acid-base and electrolyte balances in scouring calves.
20 & 50 sachet sizes are in plastic containers that can be re-purposed on farm.
100 sachet size is in a Cardboard outer box to reduce plastic use.
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“Life-Guard” Electrolyte for Calves -
A high specification electrolyte powder for mixing with water. The resulting dietetic feed is to be used for stabilisation of water, acid-base and electrolyte balances in scouring calves. Also containing charcoal and kaolin to bind bugs, toxins and some fluid.
This is a very popular product.
Mix 1 sachet thoroughly with 2 L warm water. Do not feed mixed with milk.
Day 1– No milk. 2L electrolyte solution twice or three times daily depending on calf size and degree of dehydration and depression. The calf may be fed using a feeding tube by a trained person if it does not drink, but has a suck reflex. If a calf does not have a suck reflex, then Veterinary attention is vital, as the calf may require intravenous fluids and other treatment.
Day 2– a.m. 2L electrolyte,
Noon– 1 L of milk, not within 4 hours of an electrolyte feed.
p.m. - 2 L electrolyte.
Also allow access to clean drinking water.
It is recommended that veterinarians opinion is sought before use.
Calf Scour or calf diarrhoea is loose dung that has nutritional or infectious causes. It can be mild or severe and can even cause death due to dehydration and acidosis. The diarrhoea is usually yellow, watery and may have blood in it
Calf Scours can be contagious to other animals and humans, so alway use good hygiene. Wash hands, dont eat or drink in the calf house, use disinfectant footbaths etc.
Possible causes of calf scour or calf diarrhoea are cryptosporidium, e.coli, salmonella, coronavirus, rotavirus, some of which are contagious to people.
Calves should not be given antibiotic treatment like calf bolus, unless prescribed by your veterinary surgeon.
By only using antibiotics or antimicrobibials when needed, we can prevent the problem of AMR, or antimicrobial resistance.