Neonorm Calf


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An Advanced New Product That Inhibits* Fluid Loss at the Cellular Level


Dehydration from scours, diarrhea, or other digestive problems poses a significant threat to the health and future productivity of newborn calves, and significantly increases the expenses and labor required to care for the animals. Current products cannot help calves retain fluids quickly enough to avoid severe dehydration—the ultimate goal in managing scours.


  • Neonorm Calf is a new product to help dairies and calf farms proactively retain fluid in calves—helping the animals avoid debilitating, dangerous levels of dehydration.
  • Calves that avoid severe dehydration before it occurs are better equipped to fight off the infection that led to scours.
  • Neonorm Calf is an advanced product that operates at the cellular level to inhibit the flow of fluids into the intestines—the location where vital fluids leave the body during scours. It is not an electrolyte or a nutritional supplement.

A Clinically Proven Solution

A study evaluating the effect of Neonorm Calf on diarrhea in newborn calves was published in Journal of Dairy Science, the official, peer-reviewed journal of the American Dairy Science Association, in 20151. The study was conducted by researchers from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

The study results suggest that Neonorm Calf can significantly increase the fecal dry matter of neonatal calves with experimentally-induced enterotoxigenic E. coli diarrhea. Higher fecal dry matter is an indication of less water loss and lower dehydration risk.


It’s Time to Rethink the Management of Fluid Retention in Calves

Remember, it is dehydration (fluid loss from the circulatory system of the animal into the lumen of the gut) that places preweaned calves at risk of decreased lifetime productivity and death. With concern mounting in the U.S. about antimicrobial resistance in humans, there is growing interest in new products and techniques to better manage the serious consequences of dehydration in calves.

As a fluid retention agent, often used in conjunction with practices such as fluid replacement, Neonorm Calf is providing dairies and calf farms across the country with immediate benefits and greater control over the scours management process.


A Natural Product That is Easy to Administer

Neonorm Calf is a natural product that contains a standardized botanical extract derived from the Croton lechleri tree, which is sustainably harvested. The product acts locally in the gut and is minimally absorbed systemically.

Neonorm Calf is an enteric-coated bolus designed to be given orally to preweaned dairy calves once every 12 hours, as needed, for up to three days.