Neonorm Calf: 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.
- Neonorm Calf acts locally in the gut and is minimally absorbed systemically.
*Figure 1: Schematic of Neonorm Calf inhibition of fluid loss
A Natural Product That is Easy to Administer
Neonorm Calf is not an electrolyte or a nutritional supplement. It 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.
“We’ve used Neonorm Calf on close to 100 calves and it is working really well.” -Chelsea Lavoie, Metcalf Farm”