Scouring Calf Protocol

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Step 1: Reduction and prevention at the first sign of scours

Harness the cleansing activity of oregano to inhibit bacteria and reduce shedding of diarrhea-causing pathogens. MOS (mannan oligosaccharides) binds pathogens to flush them from the gut and promotes growth of beneficial bacteria. Probiotics repopulate the gut.

Protocol Use:

Give one red gel capsule at the first sign of scours and repeat on day 2 and 3 if needed (do not exceed 3 capsules in total).

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Step 2: Rehydration, electrolytes and buffer

Replacing lost fluids and buffering are critical requirements for the scouring calf. BlueLite® ReplenishM is a high quality calf electrolyte formulated based on 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 immediately at first signs of scours. Or provide 50 ml of ReplenishM in each milk feeding. Repeat as necessary until scours is resolved. For severe dehydration, consider multiple feedings per day.

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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 2-3 times daily until recovery. Mixed solution should be used within 24 hours.

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Step 3: Daily DFMs for improved immunity and performance

Supporting the microbiome of the digestive tract is an important step in optimizing gut function. Calf PreRD® provides a source of antioxidants, probiotics (DFM), MOS, and vitamins to improve gut integrity and maintain a more desirable digestive environment. Calf PreRD helps make every bite count.

Protocol Use:

Feed 4 grams per calf per day in milk, milk replacer or water. Offer for the next 10 days following Calf Renova.

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