CEVA is giving away a digital thermometer with every purchase of three bottles of Rehydion gel Formula Plus – the only oral hydration treatment for calves.

CEVA is giving away a smart digital thermometer with every purchase of three bottles of Rehydion gel Formula Plus – the only oral hydration treatment for calves that can be added to milk, with guaranteed milk clotting.

GelDehydration can be a major headache for farmers, causing weakness, scouring and weight loss, but Rehydion gel Formula Plus has revolutionised the management of this common condition. Historically treatments could not be added to milk as the bicarbonate, citrate and the high levels of glucose in the solutions inhibited milk clotting.  Rehydion gel Formula Plus, however, helps to maintain a low abomasal pH and guarantees milk clotting.

Calves with dehydration and diarrhoea still tend to crave milk, which not only provides vital fluid but is also the best possible source of energy for weight gain. Milk also has many other advantages such as helping with gut healing and providing natural antimicrobial actions. Rehydion gel Formula Plus’s high palatability and efficient dilution in milk allows weight gain to continue, even in cases of severe scour. It has a high Strong Ion Difference (SID), which is a measure of acidosis suppression ability and also contains adequate sodium for maximum benefit.

Rehydion gel Formula Plus is quick and easy to use by simply shaking and then squeezing the bottle and the top doubles up as a handy measuring cap. It is especially convenient in beef systems if the calves are still sucking because it can be given neat. This means there is no need for the calf to be separated from its dam, which can save time and minimise stress. One bottle provides enough for eight, two-litre calf feeds.

CEVA Animal Health has produced a new leaflet to help farmers minimise the problem of dehydration and diarrhoea in beef and dairy cattle. To order copies and for further information contact your CEVA representative or CEVA Animal Health Ltd, 90 The Broadway, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1EG, telephone 01494 781510 or visit the website at www.ceva.uk.com

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