Economic electrolyte recipe for rehydration

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.

  • 1kg salt
  • 300g potassium chloride
  • 1kg baking soda
  • 10kg glucose

Combine ingredients.

Solution sufficient for 100 doses.

Dose = Add 1/2 cup/123gms of electrolyte to 2L of water.

Dairy Farming animal nutrition

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