Indications for use, specifying the target species
Is indicated as an oral rehydration therapy for the treatment of diarrhoea in calves by reversing the process of dehydration, acidosis and loss of electrolytes associated with diarrhoea, whether caused by bacteria, viruses, cryptosporidia or inappropriate nutrition.
Special warnings for each target species
Special precautions for use
i. Special precautions for use in animals
ii. Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals
Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)
Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay
Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
The product has been shown to be compatible with oral antibiotics such as amoxicillin, ampicillin and oxytetracycline.
Amounts to be administered and administration route
For oral administration only.
The contents of sachets A and B should be added to 2 litres (approximately 3.5 pints) of fresh water, at a temperature of about 35°C.
Immediately scour symptoms show, withdraw milk or milk replacer and offer 2 litres of solution twice daily for two days (four feeds). For the next four feeds offer 1 litre of product solution added to 1 litre of milk or milk replacer. Thereafter feed as normal.
Duration of treatment
If the scouring is established or severe, thus causing serious dehydration, the solution should be fed three or four times daily. The product may be used on its own for a maximum of four days.
Ensure that adequate colostrums is fed to all calves.
Keep feeding utensils clean.
Any medicated water which is not consumed within 24 hours should be discarded.
Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes), if necessary
No adverse effects are to be expected from an accidental overdose.
Meat: Zero days.