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Vitalfort

Concentrated nutritional supplement for calves, dairy cows, lambs and goat kids. 20kg bag (~44lbs)

Vitalfort contains mainly electrolytes and easily absorbable carbohydrates. Vitalfort assists absorption of fluids from the intestines and promotes proper fluid and acid-base balance. Vitalfort should be used as an early preventative measure when dehydration is a risk, such as when animals are experiencing heat stress, scours, transportation or health challenges.

  • Flavored to promote easy intake

  • Easily digestible carbohydrates provide quick energy

  • Isotonic solution helps calves easily absorb water

  • Affordable, early intervention preventative care solution

Guaranteed Analysis

Salt(min)21%
Salt(max)25.2%
Potassium (K)(min)2.39%

Feeding Instructions

One 20kg bag of Vitalfort provides 800 1L doses.

Mixing Instructions: Dissolve 25g Vitalfort (approximately 1/8 cup) per liter of lukewarm water (95 degrees F)

For Calves: For daily use from day 3 to day 14. Provide 1-2 L/day in addition to ususal feed.

For intensive support, use for 2-3 days and provide 1-2 liters several times per day.

For Dairy Cows: Provide 17.6 oz Vitalfort dissolved in 5.3 gallons of water immediately after calving to provide energy and electrolytes, and stimulate consumption of water.

For Lambs and Kids: Provide in group housing in addition to the usual feed for 1-7 days.

  • Do not mix with milk or milk replacer. If limited milk access if offered, feed vitalfort at least 1 hour before or after milk feeding.

  • Feeding restricted amounts of Vitalfort a few times per day is more effective than offering ad lib access.

  • If ad lib feeding, refresh solution every 6 hours for optimal effect. Replace at least once per day at absolute minimum.

  • In times of heat stress, animals may be more likely to consume electrolyte at night. Offer fresh in the evening.

  • If the animal is severely dehydrated or depressed, consult with your veterinarian.

Dairy Feeding Guidelines

For Calves and Heifers:

  • Feed large breed calves 4 quarts of high quality colostrum within 2 hours of birth and again 12 hours later. Adjust amounts for small breed calves. If colostrum quality or quantity is low, consider using a colostrum supplement or replacer.

  • Offer free choice water from day 2.

  • Offer free choice calf starter from day 3, starting with a small amount, and increasing as they begin to eat. Calves weaned at 8 weeks of age or less should be consuming 3-4 pounds of starter grain per head per day. Never let calves go without available starter.

  • Wean calves off milk over a 10-16 day period.

  • At 12 weeks, gradually switch to heifer grower pellet, offering increasing amounts of hay.

Milk Replacer Feeding:

  • See product tag for feeding guidelines for optimal biologic growth.

  • Weigh MR powder every feeding for accuracy and consistency.

  • Mix MR powder in 110-120° F. water. Feed to calves soon thereafter, at 105° F.

  • Mix MR powder thoroughly with half of the desired final liquid volume. Add water to reach final volume and temperature; mix or whisk solution thoroughly. Feed immediately.

  • For large mixing batches, agitate while dispensing to individual feeding containers to prevent settling.

Acidified Milk Replacer Feeding:

  • Check milk replacer solution pH prior to feeding to ensure 4.0-4.5 pH.

  • Keep at 70-90°F after mixing and feed free choice via nipple feeder.

  • Mix fresh every 24-28 hours.

  • Keep equipment, nipples and hoses clean daily.

Ingredients

Dextrose, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Bicarbonate, Hydrophobic Silica, Artificial Flavoring.

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