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November Calf Mgt Newsletter "The When of Oral Electrolytes"
November 7th, 2019
The "When" for Oral Electrolytes

The main points in this letter are:
  • Electrolytes are only helpful if the calf drinks them.
  • The most important ingredient in an oral electrolyte feeding is water.
  • As soon as a calf’s manure will no longer stay on top of her bedding she may be losing more fluid than she is consuming – it is electrolyte time!
  • What other criteria make sense when deciding which calves receive electrolyte feedings?
  • How does electrolyte feeding fit into the daily routine?
  • Calves should still have access to free-choice water when receiving oral electrolytes and we should continue our regular milk feeding protocol.