The first sixty days of a calf’s life is one of the most critical periods in the life of the animal. What happens physically and physiologically during this period may affect, both positively and negatively, the productive outcomes for the rest of the animal’s life. It may be exposed to several different organisms that may cause disease and even death. Even if the calf survives these challenges apparently unscathed, the alterations in growth rates can still affect its productive life.
Common challenges for calves
- Negative energy balance
- Electrolyte imbalances
Bovi-Mate® ORS and the Bovi-Mate® Elyte
are specially designed formula for both dairy and beef calves based on scientific research found to control abomasal emptying and promote even nutrient flow to the intestines while supporting normal abomasal pH. They have been formulated as a liquid concentrate to allow near instant mixing and easy accurate dispensing.
- No milk feeding restrictions
- Easy / accurate dosing
- Ideal balance of electrolytes
- Liquid / no mixing
- Energy source
- Nutritional supplement
Bovi-Mate Oral Re-hydration Solution is designed to treat the 3-D calf via esophageal feeder as nearly all 3-D (down, dehydrated, depressed) calves loose their suckle reflex, a true ORS.
Bovi-Mate® Elyte, is NOT an ORS but an electrolyte and energy supplement designed for everyday use fed via bottle or bucket as a supplemental source of energy, electrolytes, and alkalinizing agents.
Bovi-Mate® ORS and the Bovi-Mate® Elyte meet all the recommended levels for contents and characteristics for an oral electrolyte solution per (Dr. Geof Smith) recommendations in the Hoard’s Dairyman 01/25/06