Hydration and immune support for the calf that’s going places

 

Time away from feed and water can significantly affect calf health. Ensuring hydration and maintaining gut integrity before and after transport will help the calf thrive in any environment. 

 

STEP 1: Rehydration and promotion of gut restoration

Most transported calves endure some level of water or nutrient deprivation resulting in metabolic, hydration and digestive challenges. BlueLite® C is a palatable and acidified electrolyte designed with optimal osmolarity for absorption, that contains multiple energy sources. 

Protocol Use: Prior to transport, mix 4 ounces of BlueLite C powder into 2 quarts of milk, milk replacer or water. Upon arrival, mix 2 ounces with warm water prior to milk feeding. Repeat 12-24 hours after arrival. 

STEP 1: Rehydration and promotion of gut restoration

BlueLite technology in a palatable convenient liquid form. 

Protocol Use: Prior to transport, mix 4 ounces of Liquid BlueLite C into 2 quarts of milk, milk replacer or water. Upon arrival, mix 2 ounces with warm water prior to milk feeding. Repeat 12-24 hours after arrival. 

STEP 2: Daily DFMs for improved gut integrity

Starter and arrival diets are highly fortified but nutrient absorption is impaired when the microbes in the digestive system have been depleted. Calf PreRD® provides a source of live yeast, probiotics (DFM), MOS, and Vitamins B and E to improve appetite, gut integrity and maintain a more desirable digestive environment for nutrient utilization. Calf PreRD helps make every bite count. 

Protocol Use: Starting two days prior to transport, feed 4 grams per calf per day in milk, milk replacer or water. Continue for seven days after arrival. 

 

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