Vytrate® is a non-antibiotic supportive treatment for scouring or dehydrated calves, lambs & ewes, pigs & piglets, foals, dogs, and cats. Vytrate reduces scour duration and severity by replacing lost fluids and electrolytes.
|As soon as scours signs appear, fresh diluted solution should be made available, in a clean vessel, to the whole litter. A litter of 1 week old piglets will consume approximately 2-3 litres per day.|
|Scouring weaned pigs should have fresh diluted solution available in a suitable clean vessel. Restrict solid feed intake for one or two days, but continue to supply fresh drinking water.As a general guide, weaners will consume 1-2 litres/ weaner/ day.|
|Vytrate solution made up as directed should be administered orally to scouring or dehydrated neonatal lambs by drenching bottle or stomach tube. As a guide 150 mL of Vytrate solution 3 times daily is a suitable dosage regimen.|
|Bought-in or Stressed Calves (not scouring)|
|Feed 2 litres of solution, made up as directed, instead of milk as the first feed on arrival.For the next scheduled feed, use 1 litre of diluted solution at the same time as, but not mixed with, milk or milk replacer. Thereafter, feed normal diet.|
|Feed 1 to 1.5 litres of solution per 10 kg bodyweight daily, divided into two or more daily doses.If scouring is established or severe, causing dehydration, the higher dose should be used initially and fed in three or four divided doses. 2 litres of diluted solution given morning and night will be adequate in many cases. Replace with fresh solution every 24 hours. To maintain adequate energy and nutrient intake, milk feeding should continue as normal during period of scouring. Diluted solution should be given between these milk feeds. Fresh drinking water should be available at all times. Keep feeding utensils clean and avoid overfeeding. Normal feeding should be resumed after the course of treatment. Many scouring problems can be avoided by feeding adequate colostrum early in the calf’s life. Seek veterinary advice if blood is present or if scours persist beyond four days.|
|Administer diluted solution, made up as directed, orally to scouring or dehydrated foals by drenching using a bottle or stomach tube. As a guide, 1 to 2 litres of fresh diluted solution 2 to 3 times daily, depending on bodyweight and severity of the symptoms, has been reported as a suitable dosage regimen for neonatal foals.|
|Cats and Dogs|
|As a guide, the following dosage regimens of prepared Vytrate solution are recommended.|
|Cats, miniature dogs (<5 kg) 125 mL 2-3 times daily|
|Small dogs (5-10 kg) 250 mL 2-3 times daily|
|Medium dogs (11-20 kg) 500 mL 2-3 times daily|
|Large dogs (>20 kg) 750 mL 2-3 times daily|
Many dogs find Vytrate palatable and will drink the solution voluntarily. Palatability for cats is variable. Vytrate may also be administered orally via dosage syringe. Treatment should be continued for 1 to 2 days after the animal appears clinically recovered and is feeding normally.
Replace with fresh solution every 24 hours.
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Australia’s Animal Health Company