Calf diarrhea treatment

Asked March 8, 2017, 9:36 PM EST

Hi, I have formulated a calf diarrhea treatment using the advice obtained from an article written by Sylvia Kehoe and Jud Heinrichs, Penn State Extension and published in December 2005. I would very much appreciate it if someone could look at the formulation and suggest any improvements to the formula that I should make. Per dose kg/tonne % Salt 6.50 50.00 5.0% Potassium Chloride 3.38 26.01 2.6% Trisodium Citrate 2.29 17.61 1.8% Alanine 1.37 10.56 1.1% Sodium Acetate 4.23 32.57 3.3% Sodium Bicarb 3.78 29.05 2.9% Glycine 1.37 10.56 1.1% Dextrose 48.18 370.61 37.1% Lactose 49.53 381.00 38.1% Total electrolyte 120.64 927.97 Silica 1.30 10.03 1.0% Guargum 5.13 39.44 3.9% AllLac 0.83 6.41 0.6% Bio Mos 2.10 16.15 1.6% Total 130.00 1000.00 100.0%

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1 Response

The formula provided in your question does seem to follow the recommendations provided in the original article, though there are some additional items not addressed in the article. I would recommend you contact Dr. Heinrichs directly at Penn State University (Department of Animal Sciences) to obtain his assessment of your formula as there are some specific calculations that need to be made to ensure appropriate balance of electrolytes and alkalizing agents. I am not in a position to provide this assessment to validate a formula for your personnel or commercial use.