Newborn/Weak Calf Protocol

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Step 1: Give calves a boost

Immediately provide Calf Perk® to the newborn or weak calf to help increase its ability to stand and its suckle reflex. Calf Perk contains an all-natural, fast-acting source of energy to increase body temperature and respiratory rates.

Protocol Use:

Administer the entire contents of the syringe on the back of the calf’s tongue 10 to 20 minutes before providing high-quality colostrum. Repeat once 30 minutes later if calf is still lethargic.

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For calves that show persistent periods of lethargy or metabolic acidosis, offer BlueLite® ReplenishM. This is a high-quality calf electrolyte formulated based on a university calf health expert’s requirements for: amino acids, sodium concentration, osmolarity and preferred buffering agents, acetate and proprionate.

Protocol Use:

Add 100 ml of BlueLite ReplenishM to 2 liters of warm water and feed to calf if signs of dehydration are present. Provide 1-2 times/day for 2 consecutive days as needed.

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BlueLite C Hydra Tabs® is a convenient, effervescent electrolyte table with multiple readily digestible energy sources and electrolytes in a fast-acting form that requires no stirring.

Protocol Use:

Dissolve 1 tablet in 1 liter of warm water (37°C). Provide 1-2 times/day for 2 consecutive days as needed.

Quick Benefits

  • Botanical extract – oregano, helps to clean gut of microbes which cause scouring & diarrhea
  • Fermentation extracts & cell wall materials of Saccharomyces cerevisiae which is a specialized yeast that creates a healthy digestive environment and limit potential impact of pathogens
  • Bacillus bacteria enhances weight gain through better gastroinestinal health