Bovine BlueLite


  • Easy-to-administer electrolyte
  • Specifically designed to combat shrink guard against dehydration by maintaining body fluids and encouraging water intake
  • Proper hydration helps in improve carcass quality, reduce shrink loss, and reduce potential for dark cutters - all of which help to increase profitability
  • Can be added to water or top dressed for ruminants of any age



  • Very palatable to help boost water intake
  • Buffered
  • Provides energy sources and broad spectrum of vitamins
  • Additional potassium provides quick replacment of the essential electrolyte


To mass treat calves on arrival, add Bovine BlueLite to water, in the TMR, or top dress on feed.

Drinking Water:
Mix 2 pounds of Bovine BlueLite in 128 gallons of drinking water.

TMR Option 1:
Mix with grain, 2 ounces per cow per day. One 6 pound bag feeds approximately 50 cows.

TMR Option 2:
Mix appropriate amount of Bovine BlueLite in 5 gallon pail of warm water. Add to TMR for even dispersion.

Heat Stress:
Mix 1 ounce two to three days before heat stress event daily, then when heat starts, increase dosage to 2 ounces per cow per day. When heat lowers, decrease usage to 1 ounce per cow per day until event passes. In times when heat remains high for an extended period of time, Bovine BlueLite can remain a continuous part of rations for heat abatement.

For Show Cattle:
Add Bovine BlueLite to water two to three days prior to travelling to the show, then keep Bovine BlueLite in the water once at the show to help minimize palatability issues with different water sources


Calcium (Ca), min...............0.05%
Calcium (Ca), max..............0.55%
Phosphorus (P), min...........0.30%
Salt (NaCl), min..................8.00%
Salt (NaCl), max.................9.60%
Potassium (K), min.............8.25%
Magnesium (Mg), min........0.14%
Vitamin A, min.....1,000,000 IU/lb
Vitamin D3, min......200,000 IU/lb
Vitamin E, min.............1,000 IU/lb

50 lb. box Control No. 20073-182
6 lb. bag/
8 bags/case
Control No. 20073-184
2 lb. bag/
14 bags/case
Control No. 20073-187
1.25 lb. jar/
12 jars/case
Control No. 20073-179
Bovine BlueLite
50 capsules/jar
6 jars/case
Control No. 20816-189
Available in the U.S. and select countries worldwide.

We like to call heat stress days Bovine BlueLite days. During heat stress, cows readily lose water and nutrients required for optimal body function and performance. Bovine BlueLite replenishes these nutritents and can promote cow health.  Learn more >>


Hydration is the key component for health and profitability.  For over twenty years, Bovine BlueLite has been the first choice for cattle in the feedyard to provide specific electrolytes, multiple energy sources, and essential vitamins and nutrients to provide cattle with a more proficient start.  Decades of field trials have shown that Bovine BlueLite is an effective way to ensure that cattle maintain body weight, reduce shrink loss, and encourage dry matter and water intakes.  An easy-to-administer electrolyte, Bovine BlueLite is very palatable, buffered, and provides added energy sources and vitamins needed during periods of dehydration.

Bovine BlueLite helps cattle to rehydrate in times of stress, such as upon arrival to feedlots, during periods of heat stress, and prior to shipping.  When cattle suffer from dehydration, potassium is the first electrolyte that is excreted.  As a high potassium electrolyte, Bovine BlueLite provides cattle with a source for quick replacement.  To mass treat calves on arrival, add Bovine BlueLite to water, in the TMR, or top dress on feed.  For use during heat stress events, administer a few days before temperatures rise and continue to use during heat stress periods.  Producers have seen increased profitability by using Bovine BlueLite as a way to improve carcass quality, reduce shrink loss, and reduce the potential for dark cutters.



  • For starting feedlot cattle
  • At arrival into the yard
  • To help increase dry matter intake
  • During hot weather and for heat stress
  • In hospital cattle
  • In long haul cattle
  • Prior to shipping
  • During sorting
  • After diarrhea


Electrolytes, Acidification, Multiple Energy Sources, Vitamins






Sell Sheet Heat Stress Pre Harvest Receiving  


Bovine BlueLite is an oral rehydration formula specifically designed for ruminating animals such as feedlot steers-heifers, lactating dairy cows, goats, and sheep. Ruminant animals possess a unique ability to efficiently utilize both roughage and grain through their bacterial fermentation in the rumen as compared to simple stomached animals like swine, poultry, and young nursing calves that cannot utilize or digest roughage on an efficient basis. Bovine BlueLite contains buffered electrolytes, water soluble vitamins, and multiple energy sources with a specially designed pH regulating action that enhances utilization and absorption without endangering the ruminant animal encountering lactic acid acidosis. The buffered electrolytes in Bovine BlueLite are non-irritating as compared to some electrolytes that could compound problems of ruminitis and enteritis.

Bovine BlueLite contains special aromatic and flavoring agents that are preferred by the ruminating animal such as cattle and sheep. Bovine BlueLite was field tested in feedlots throughout the Midwest Corn Belt and in feedlots near the Rocky Mountains in all types of cattle ranging from high quality, 400 pound calves and in grass-fed yearlings upon indoctrination in the feedlots, and in all cases the Bovine BlueLite was readily consumed by the cattle and encouraged water intake. Bovine BlueLite was especially helpful in maintaining water intake in cold weather when adequate water intake is often a problem. A specific example of how well Bovine BlueLite is consumed by the ruminant animal is the quick adaptation seen by feeder lambs in starting to consume water with Bovine BlueLite from a tank or trough after shipment into Colorado feedlots.

The unique formulation of Bovine BlueLite, with its tasty and palatable ingredients, makes it the ideal rehydration product for helping the ruminant animal maintain tissue fluids and reducing shrink when dehydration presents a problem as a result of shipping stress, weather changes, changes in rations, or in stresses such as vaccination reactions.

Bovine BlueLite should be added to the drinking water whenever cattle suffer shrink as a result of shipping, sorting, moving and for supportive therapy when calves dehydrate as a result of pneumonia, shipping fever, diarrhea, vaccination or processing. Bovine BlueLite is compatible with antibiotics and may be added to the drinking water in tanks or troughs to cover the bad taste of many drugs.

Bovine BlueLite contains non-irritating buffered electrolytes in combination with vitamins A, D, E, B complex, and ascorbic acid (vitamin C) to help replenish vitamin reserves in the stressed animal. The taste and palatability of Bovine BlueLite make it of special value in starting cattle on water and feed after shipment to new surroundings such as feedlots, and while cattle are moved and shipped to shows/sales.

Bovine BlueLite is readily consumed by dairy calves and lactating dairy cows. The pleasant taste helps encourage water intake to help maintain body fluids and reduce shrink when dairy cows encounter dehydration as a result of winter dysentery, bacterial diarrhea, pneumonia or moldy feeds. Bovine BlueLite is easy and convenient to use. It can be individually administered in the water for a few animals or used as a herd treatment in the water tank or in the feed.

Bovine BlueLite helps lambs get started on water and feed when shipping into the feedlot. The buffered electrolyte fortification makes Bovine BlueLite ideal for administration into lambs suffering from dehydration tetany or staggers.

Bovine BlueLite should be used in the water or feed whenever lambs are dehydrated as a result of bacterial diarrhea, coccidiosis, or during stresses related to sorting, handling, and shipping. The pleasant taste of Bovine BlueLite helps cover up the bad taste of many water medications and it can be used to help assure adequate drug intake during stress outbreaks when flock medication is essential. Bovine BlueLite may be used to help stimulate water intake when water consumption should be stimulated such as in flocks or pens where urinary calculi or intoxications present a problem.

Water Administration

Administer Bovine BlueLite in the drinking water for 5 -7 days or as long as animals show evidence of dehydration (body shrink) or until animals are consuming their normal amount of feed ration on a daily basis. Allow cattle or sheep to drink water with the Bovine BlueLite on a free choice base.

Top Dressing Cattle
1. Two heaping teaspoons: top dress daily, add to feed consumed by a 400-pound calf.
2. One cup: top dress daily, add to feed consumed by four 500-pound calves.

Top Dressing Sheep
1. One heaping teaspoon: top dress daily, add to feed consumed by a 60-pound lamb.
2. Half cup: top dress daily, add to feed consumed by ten 60-pound lambs.

Administration method
1. Individual: 1 heaping tablespoon BlueLite to 1 gallon water.
2. Water tank: 1 level 8 oz. cup BlueLite to 32 gallons water.
3. Water tank: 1 lb. (2-1/4 c.) BlueLite to 64 gallons water.
3. Water tank: 6 lbs. BlueLite to 384 gallons water.

Stock Solution
1 oz. solution to 1 gallon water.

Water Intake
Cattle on dry forages and grains normally consume water equivalent to 9-11% of their body weight daily depending on temperatures, stress, and water availability. Lactating cows should be offered additional water with Bovine BlueLite equivalent to their daily volume of milk production.


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