For the treatment of dehydration associated with diarrhea in calves
Re-Sorb is an oral hydration electrolyte product for scouring calves.
Re-Sorb formula contains:
- Sodium chloride 8.82 grams
- Potassium phosphate 4.2 grams
- Citric acid, anhydrous 0.5 grams
- Potassium citrate 0.12 grams
- Aminoacetic acid (glycine) 6.36 grams
- Glucose 44 grams
- Osmolarity of the reconstituted solution is approximately 315 mOsm/kg
- The pH of the reconstituted solution is approximately 4.3
Indications for use
Re-Sorb is an electrolyte-glycine powder that is mixed with water and administered orally to calves to treat dehydration associated with diarrhea (Scours) in calves.
Re-Sorb is a readily absorbed source of fluids and electrolytes. It is a convenient and effective means of increasing absorption of water, energy sources, and electrolytes. Re–Sorb is indicated for use in the control of dehydration associated with diarrhea (scours) in calves, including veal calves. Re-Sorb may be used by the livestock owner as an early treatment at the first signs of scouring. It may also be used as follow-up treatment for the dehydrated calf following intravenous fluid therapy.
Re-Sorb, because of its ready source of fluid and electrolytes, makes it an ideal first feed (upon arrival) for newly purchased or severely stressed calves.
Administration and dosage
- Add the contents of 1 packet (both sides) to 2 quarts of warm water. Stir until dissolved.
- Feed 2 quarts of Re-Sorb solution made up as directed, twice daily for 2 days (4 feedings). No milk or milk replacer should be fed during this period. For the next 4 feedings (days 3 and 4), use 1 quart of ReSorb solution mixed together with 1 quart of milk or milk replacer. Thereafter, feed as normal.
Newly Purchased Calves:
- Feed 2 quarts of Re-Sorb solution made up as directed instead of milk as the first feed upon arrival. For the next scheduled feeding, use 1 quart of Re-Sorb solution mixed together with 1 quart of milk or milk replacer. Thereafter, feed as normal.