Mega-Lyte should be administered when any signs of calf scouring are apparent. The scour can be white, yellow, grey or blood-stained and is often foul-smelling. Although more common in hand-reared calves, it can also occur in calves which are suckling their mothers.
How do I administer Rudduck Mega-Lyte?
To prepare Mega-Lyte solution, dissolve 100g in two litres of warm water, i.e. 35’C, (scoop inside: 1 scoop contains 65g of Mega-Lyte).
Calves to be fed 2L of ‘Mega-Lyte solution’ morning and night for two days. Following this, calves should be administered alternating rations of Mega-Lyte and regular feed for a further two days. Normal feeding may then resume.
To help ensure maximum success for the treatment of calves:
Separate scouring calves from the main group
Ensure calf consumes entire treatment ration (this is mostly achieved by either tethering or individual penning affected calves)
Provide clean, dry shelter and minimize stress for calves undergoing treatment