Success case: SupraPlus© to stop diarrhea in calves | PlusVet Animal Health
In March 2019, a success case in a dairy farm showed that diarrhea problems of calves can be stoped by adding SupraPlus© to the milk replacer. OUTLINE OF THE CASE The animals were 28 day-old calves with diarrhea that had not responded to the treatment with antibiotics. 5 representative calves were selected to carry on the trial. Animals were treated with SupraPlus©, 0.5ml/L, added to all the servings of milk replacer, for 3 days. Daily intake of milk replacer, behavior of the animals and fecal score were recorded every day.
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Success case: SupraPlus© to stop diarrhea in calves

In March 2019, a success case in a dairy farm showed that diarrhea problems of calves can be stoped by adding SupraPlus© to the milk replacer.

OUTLINE OF THE CASE

The animals were 28 day-old calves with diarrhea that had not responded to the treatment with antibiotics. 5 representative calves were selected to carry on the trial.

Animals were treated with SupraPlus©, 0.5ml/L, added to all the servings of milk replacer, for 3 days.

Daily intake of milk replacer, behavior of the animals and fecal score were recorded every day.

RESULTS

The fecal score is graded according to the scoring criteria shown in Table 2.

As it can be seen from the table above, there was a significant improvement of appetite and behavior of the animals after the administration of SupraPlus© for three days.

The appearance of feces went from muciform/watery to normal. At the end of the trial, the feces of all the animals were firm or soft.

Feces before the trial:

The diarrhea was severe, the feces were shapeless and watery or muciform in all the animals.

Feces after the trial:

The feces were firm or soft and shaped in all the animals.

Score of calf’s diarrhea – Table 2

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SupraPlus© is intended to maintain and improve digestive health and to improve hydration in poultry, ruminants and swine of all ages. It is given through drinking water and is formulated with synergistic ingredients:

  • Bactericidal and fungicidal plant extracts, combined with organic acids for better effectiveness, that reduce the number of pathogenic microbes in the digestive system.
  • Plant extracts with prebiotic effect, that promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system.
  • Electrolytes to maintain hydration
  • Sugars that are quickly absorbed and can be easily used as a energy source
  • Vitamin E

It is especially useful during the first week of life, to promote a healthy development of the digestive system and improve hydration; in case of digestive diseases, to improve gut health and restore the levels of electrolytes; in episodes of heat stress, to prevent digestive problems, restore the levels of electrolytes and fight with the body oxidation caused by free radicals.

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