We get many requests for an economic electrolyte recipe for calves. Here is one - courtesy of Chris Coxhead. He often rears up to a thousand calves each season, and has done so for ~20 years.

Visit Chris's profile and see his calf rearing notes on this website.

Recipe
Ingredients  
1kg salt 300g potassium chloride
1kg baking soda 10kg glucose
Calf drencher
  • Combine ingredients
  • Solution sufficient for 100 doses
  • Dose = Add 1/2 cup/123gms of electrolyte to 2L of water

This is NOT intended to replace veterinary advice; all chronically ill calves should be referred to a veterinarian