In periods with unbalance in the intestinal function, an electrolyte product can be applied, which will stabilize the fluid- and electrolyte balance. This will help the calf getting on its feed again. The rate of recovery depends very much on the composition of the product.
A good dietetic electrolyte product must have a high content of glucose (easily absorbable energy) and electrolytes. When dissolved in milk or water, the product must compensate for the energy, salts and fluid, which is lost because of a disfunctional intestine. Additionally it may contain glycine, which eases the uptake of sodium and potassium, and also pectin and natural antioxidants, which forces the gastro intestinal tract and the natural resistance.
High SID-value secures a quick and efficient effect
Choose products based on the American SID-system (Strong Ion Difference) regarding the composition of electrolytes. The right value of SID secures an optimal concentration and mutual relation between the electrolytes (Na+, K+ and Cl-), and therefore show a quick and efficient effect when an unbalanced intestinal function and dehydration occur, which means calves get quick on their feed again. Products low in SID-value must be applied for a longer period and/or in a higher dosage than recommended before the balance of electrolytes re-establish.
Choose safely from the assortment of electrolytes from R2 Agro and get:
High SID value which secure a quick effect and thereby an economically attractive product
Optimal composition of electrolytes which quickly re-establish the electrolyte balance in calves
Glucose, which secures easily absorbed energy for calves and promote the uptake of electrolytes
Sodium bicarbonate and alkaline buffer which stabilizes the acid-base balance in the blood