NEED HELP FAST, electrolyte recipie!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by cochinbantam-lover, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Hello,
    I have a two day old heifer beef calf who is so sick, she has scours and is very dehydrated, she is still holding her head up and I want to try and give her some electrolytes, I used to have a homemade recipie but do not remember it. Please does anyone have one to share, Thankyou so much for any help!
     
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Gatorade?
     
  3. jqs birds

    jqs birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pedialyte in the baby section of the grocery store.
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Pedialyte and/or gatorade.

    Do go take a look at this link, it is to a BYC sister site and will have tons of info for you. Gook luck to you and the calf!

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2009
  5. animalgirl2010

    animalgirl2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had this recipe saved on my computer in case I ever need it but I havent yet so I dont know how good it works as compared to pedialite.
    Home Made Pedialyte


    This is a GREAT alternative to the Pedialyte ( a liquid hydration solution) they sell in the store, same content just alot more frugal.

    Ingredients:
    2 Quarts Water (pennies)
    1 teaspoon baking soda (pennies)
    1 teaspoon salt (pennies)
    7 tablespoons sugar (pennies)
    1 packet sugar-free Kool-Aid* (.75)
    1/2 teaspoon salt substitute* (pennies)

    *optional but gives flavor

    Directions:
    Mix all together well and store in refrigerator for no more than 3 days. You can also freeze this into ice cubes to put into child's cup or bottle. You can also make Popsicles from it. Tape this inside a kitchen cabinet door for easy reference. There's nothing worse than a sick kid in the middle of the night and you know that you have this recipe but can't find it and/or the stores are closed!
     
  6. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Thankyou all so so much!!
     
  7. wingspan

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    Recipe for calf,s ( a bit big but you may make it much smaller )

    Ingredients


    • 1kg salt
    • 300g potassium chlorid
    • 1kg baking soda
    • 10kg glucose
    • Combine ingredients
    • Solution sufficient for 100 doses
    • Dose = Add 1/2 cup/123gms of electrolyte to 2L of water
     

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