ProfeSTART® Electrolyte Powder

Isotonic energy and mineral salt supplement

$40.00

Active Constituents
  • Energy (sugars)
  • Salts of VFA’s
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Potassium
  • Functional Fibre
  • Vitamin C
Indications

Oral, non-antibiotic isotonic energy and mineral salt supplement for calves, foals, kids, crias, fawns, piglets, dogs and cats. Suitable as a first feed for brought-in or stressed calves, lambs and pigs, and as a supplement for racing animals.

Directions for Use

FEEDING GUIDELINES

To be fed as a supplement in between normal milk/milk replacer feeds.

If the animal displays weak reflexes or refuses to drink, seek immediate veterinary advice.

All solution should be consumed within 24 hours of mixing.

 

MIXING RATE

Dissolve 60g into 2L of clean drinking water (40°C).

 

Note: As a supportive measure during times of stress, disease, ill-thrift and gastric upset add FortiMILK® GREEN to all electrolyte feeds.

 

CALVES

Offer 2L of fresh solution per head 2-3 times per day for 2-3 days or until hydration is normal.

 

FOALS

Offer 2L of fresh solution per head 2-3 times per day for 2-3 days or until hydration is normal.

 

LAMBS-KIDS-CRIAS & FAWNS

Offer 100-200mL of fresh solution per head up to 6 times per day for 2-3 days or until hydration is normal.

 

PIGLETS

Offer 30-40mL of fresh solution 3-4 times daily. A litter of piglets can consume 2-3L daily. Individual weaner pigs can consume 1-2L daily.

 

DOGS-CATS

Offer fresh solution using the following guide:

Cats & Miniature Dogs (<5kg) 125mL 2-3 times daily
Small Dogs (5-10kg) 250mL 2-3 times daily
Medium Dogs (11-20kg) 500mL 2-3 times daily
Large Dogs (>20kg) 750mL 2-3 times daily
Withholding Periods

WITHHOLDING PERIODS

CATTLE

MEAT: Zero (0) days

MILK: Zero (0) days

 

SHEEP

MEAT: Zero (0) days

MILK: Zero (0) days

EXPORT SLAUGHTER INTERVAL (ESI)

Zero (0) days

Storage

Store below 25°C (Air Conditioning) in a dry place, out of direct sunlight. Protect from air and moisture.

Keep container sealed at all times. Reseal container immediately after dispensing.

Product will absorb moisture from air (if left unsealed) which may cause crusting on the surface or hardening or powder. If this occurs, break up powder and measure out your requirements as per mixing instructions.

Crusting or hardening of powder does not affect product effectiveness.

Pack Sizes

103301  60g Sachet  l  20 units per carton

103302  2kg Pail  l  6 units per carton

103304  4kg Pail  l  4 units per carton

103310  10kg Pail  l  2 units per carton

103320  20kg Pail

Features

WHY PROFESTART ELECTROLYTE?

ProfeSTART Electrolyte is a non-antibiotic isotonic energy and electrolyte supplement for calves, foals, kids, crias, fawns, piglets, dogs and cats. Suitable as a first feed for brought-in or stressed calves, lambs and pigs, and as a supplement for racing animals.

 

BENEFITS

  • Application – convenient formulation; animals can be left on milk feeds; liquid or powder options.
  • Performance – balanced formulation; quicker response and turnaround observed.
  • Price – exceptional value versus bicarb-based alternatives.

ZERO-BICARBONATE FORMULATION

Although all alkalising agents have similar effects, acetate has several advantages over bicarbonate:
1. Acetate helps sodium and water to be absorbed in the small intestine but bicarbonate does not;
2. Acetate is a source of energy but bicarbonate is not;
3. Acetate will not alkalinize (raise the pH) in the abomasum or true stomach whereas bicarbonate will (i.e.
creates an environment which may encourage the overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria in the small intestine);
4. Acetate does not interfere with milk whereas bicarbonate is known to interfere with milk curd formation.

 

ISOTONIC SOLUTION

Commercial electrolyte preparations vary in the amount of particles dissolved in the solution. Most products
are “hypertonic” containing a very large amount of glucose in the preparation. This will draw water out of
the intestine, instead of into it, in order to equalize osmolarity on both sides of the intestine.
In contrast, “isotonic” solutions have a similar amount of particles in the solution as is normally found in the
bloodstream. This prevents water being drawn out of the intestine after ingestion.
Isotonic solutions provide a better option for restoring lost fluids and electrolytes for routine use.

 

STRONG IRON DIFFERENCE

“Strong ion theory” encourages the use of products that deliver an excess of strong cations (sodium and
potassium) relative to the concentration of strong anions (chloride) in order to help correct a portion of
the acid-base balance in the blood.
While most commercial products fall well short of the required SID range, ProfeSTART ELECTROLYTE
complies with the SID recommendations providing a balanced formulation.

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