Two nutritional supplements have been released for calves susceptible to periods of digestive disturbance.
Virbac has launched Enerlyte Plus and Diaproof Pro for calves at risk of, suffering from, or recovering from periods of diarrhoea.
Enerlyte Plus contains electrolytes for the maintenance of hydration and lactose, together with glycine for nutritional and energy support.
It also includes powerful antioxidants, selenium and vitamin E to help protect gut cells and Enterococcus faecium (Cylactin), a probiotic protected by Capsibac technology to help stabilise gut flora.
Presented as an easy-to-prepare effervescent formulation, Enerlyte Plus’ vanilla flavour makes it highly palatable to enhance compliance. It can be fed to calves, two or three times a day, for two to seven days.
Enerlyte Plus can also be given to piglets.
Diaproof Pro contains a range of ingredients, including electrolytes, glucose, vitamin E, vitamin B3 (brewer’s yeast) and psyllium, a natural plant-based fibre that forms a gel when mixed with water and helps maintain normal intestinal transit.
Diaproof Pro’s feeding regime of three complete sachets only – one given every 12 hours – offers convenience and minimises waste. Diaproof Pro is also suitable for foals, kids and lambs.
For both products, it is recommended additional milk feed should be given at separate times to increase the overall fluid intake in the affected calves.