Calf Restart One-4


  • Multi-functional supplemental blend that provides essential nutrients to the energy deficient or dehydrated calf
  • Gives calves a boost of energy and nutrients in only one to four feedings
  • Helps to optimize calf hydration
  • Encourages feed and water intakes
  • Easy-to-use in a drench bottle or pail



  • Provides plasma in combination with multiple energy sources including glycine, dextrose, fructose, sucrose and lactose
  • Acidified whole milk and whey to promote optimum digestion
  • Fortified with vitamins, electrolytes, and probiotics


Calf Restart One-4 is available in easy-to-use drench bottles or in a powdered form for administration with milk replacer, milk, or water.

At the first sign of energy deficiency, dehydration, or after health issues, administer Calf Restart One-4 and continue to feed until hydration is balanced and appetite returns.


Crude Protein, min........10.00%
Crude Fat, min................2.50%
Crude Fiber, min.............0.50%
Calcium (Ca), min...........0.60%
Calcium (Ca), max..........1.15%
Phosphorus (P), min.......0.35%
Sodium (Na), min............1.50%
Potassium (K), min.........1.50%
Magnesium (Mg), min.....0.04%
Vitamin A, min.......50,000 IU/lb
Vitamin D3, min.......5,000 IU/lg
Vitamin E, min................50 IUlb

Calf Restart One-4 Product Application photo
5 oz. drench/
30 botttles/case
Control No. 30612-177
10 lb. pail Control No. 30612-179
25 lb. pail Control No. 30612-176
Available in the U.S.


For a young calf, dehydration and weight loss can happen very quickly.  Make recovery easier for nutrient deficient calves by providing a quick boost of energy and electrolytes.  Calf Restart One-4 contains electrolytes, amino acids, plasma proteins, beneficial bacteria, and multiple sources of energy in a readily digestible milk base.

Calf Restart One-4 is available in easy-to-use drench bottles or in a powdered form for administration with milk replacer, milk, or water.  At the first sign of energy deficiency, dehydration, or after health issues, administer Calf Restart One-4 and continue to feed until hydration is balanced and appetite returns.  For years, producers have relied on Calf Restart One-4 to provide dehydrated calves with the nutrients necessary to return to optimum health.



  • To encourage weight gain
  • To promote feed intake
  • To balance the digestive system using beneficial bacteria
  • For energy deficient and dehydrated calves
  • When calves look too weak to drink
  • For malabsorbtion during scours
  • To enhance post-treatment recovery 


Electrolytes, Amino Acids, Plasma Protein, Beneficial Bacterial, Multiple Energy Sources


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Calf Restart One-4 was specifically designed for use as a drench in young calves thatare in a nutrient deficient condition as a result of dehydration or not consuming sufficient milk or milk replacer. Calf Restart One-4 provides a broad spectrum of nutrients  that are highly digestible and readily metabolized by the young calf. After extensive field testing and evaluation, Calf Restart One-4 has been shown to be of benefit in reducing losses due to starvation when calves are not nursing or voluntarily drinking enough milk or milk replacer to meet their metabolic needs.

Calf Restart One-4 is a special formulation of plasma, dried whole milk and whey in combination with added glycine, dextrose, fructose, sucrose and lactose. These products are all highly digestible, readily absorbed and metabolized by the young calf. Calf Restart One-4 is also fortified with electrolytes, vitamins, enzymes and microbial cultures to provide a broad spectrum of readily available nutrients.

Most electrolyte and energy supplements currently available are devoid of plasma, dried whole milk and whey and, as such, they only provide electrolytes and a single energy source like dextrose. Research in laboratory animals clearlydemonstrates that the beneficial response of dextrose can be enhanced with the proper ratios of additional sugars such as fructose, sucrose and lactose that are part of the Calf Restart One-4 formulation. This synergistic, multiple energy action provides for improved levels of blood glucose over extended periods of time. The blood plasma and whole milk solids in Calf Restart One-4 also provide a readily available source of amino acids and energy which are highly compatible to the young calf’s digestive system as compared to products that only provide electrolyte and dextrose supplements.

The young calf has a very limited digestive and abomasal enzyme capacity during the first few weeks of life; therefore, it is not capable of digesting large amounts of nutrients at one feeding. Mother Nature compensates for this juvenile digestive capacity when calves are left on the cow to nurse after calving through limited intake by sucking or nursing every 2-3 hours or up to 10 times a day. To help provide for an optimal digestive environment, the nutrients in Calf Restart One-4 have been acidified to help maximize digestion and absorption.

Many alkaline energy and electrolyte supplements are not recommended to beadministered with milk or milk replacer as the alkaline environment they induce delaysdigestion and milk utilization. The gentle acidification action of Calf Restart One-4 helps create a digestive pH that is compatible to milk digestion and utilization.

Calf Restart One-4, when mixed with warm water, forms a nutrient rich suspension after a few seconds of shaking. This broth-like nutrient suspension is readily consumed by most calves if properly drenched and administered. To facilitate drenching, the person administering the drench should straddle the calf’s neck ahead of the shoulders and gently lift the chin and head of the calf. After lifting the head, slowly insert the drench bottle between the jaws of the mouth and gradually slide the bottle neck backwards along the middle and top of the tongue. This restraint and administering procedure will minimize the chance of spillage and overflow of fluid into the windpipe or trachea. Do not administer too fast or drench calves that object or struggle extensively as fluid introduction into the windpipe or trachea may further jeopardize the health of the calf.

1. Calf Restart One-4 is specifically intended for calves that are energy deficient as a result of inadequate milk consumption or calves that have lost body condition as a result of diarrhea and dehydration.
2. Administer Calf Restart One-4 as an oral drench after mixing 5 ounces of Calf Restart One-4 powder with warm water. After adding or mixing warm water with the formula, shake for several seconds to prepare a uniform free-flowing suspension.
3. To provide additional water or fluid for the dehydrated calf, administer another 8-12 ounces of water after drenching the initial Calf Restart One-4 suspension.
4. If calves are not voluntarily consuming any milk or milk replacer, administer or drench 5 ounces of Calf Restart One-4 every six to eight hours for up to four feedings and then gradually start calves on milk or a high quality milk replacer.
5. When Calf Restart One-4 is drenched or fed in conjunction with milk or additional water at one feeding, do not feed more than two quarts of total fluid at a feeding to prevent fluid overload.

CAUTION: Drench carefully and slowly to avoid inhalation or spillover into the windpipe or trachea. Calves showing symptoms of coma, shock or too weak to stand should be treated as directed by a veterinarian.


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