Oral electrolyte soluble powder.

Available from veterinary clinics

Active Constituents
  • Dextrose 
  • Sodium Bicarbonate   
  • Sodium Chloride 
  • Potassium Citrate

A supportive oral electrolyte solution to replace electrolytes, aid in the reversal of dehydration and supplement both energy and vitamin needs in calves, lambs and kids. 

Designed for sick calves requiring a rapid-acting and high-dose alkalising electrolyte to counter metabolic acidosis. Oral treatment to complements IV treatments solutions.



BOVELYTE contains citrate and bicarbonate that may interfere with the digestion of casein and therefore BOVELYTE should not be mixed with milk. Milk should continue to be the major energy source but milk feeding should be separated from administration of BOVELYTE solutions by at least 2 hours.


Long term Bovelyte use should be avoided as bicarbonate can alkalinize (raise the pH) in the abomasum or true stomach which may encourage the overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria in certain circumstances.


It is essential that animals have access to ad-libitum water at all times, even when feeding BOVELYTE solutions.
Oral electrolyte solutions should only be used for calves, lambs and kids that can stand and suckle.
BOVELYTE can be continued another 1 to 2 days if scours persist, but it is important to provide enough milk to supply maintenance energy requirements.


If scours persist after 36 hours or if the animal displays weak reflexes or refuses to drink, seek immediate
veterinary advice.


Use all product within 24 hours of mixing.


Directions for Use


Refer to product label and feed according to veterinarian instructions.


Withholding Periods


MEAT: Zero (0) days

MILK: Zero (0) days



MEAT: Zero (0) days

MILK: Zero (0) days



Zero (0) days



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

105102  2kg Pail  l  6 units per carton

105104  4kg Pail  l 4 units per carton

105110  10kg Pail  l  2 units per carton

105220  20kg Pail

VetreSTART® is available exclusively through veterinary practices.




BOVELYTE non-antibiotic hypertonic energy, electrolyte and vitamin supplement for calves, lambs and kids. 



  • Application – high alkalising formulation to address metabolic acidosis in sick animals.
  • Performance – balanced formulation; quickly addresses mild-severe acidosis.
  • Price – exceptional value versus other commercial alternatives.



Although all alkalising agents have similar effects, bicarbonate has the key advantage of being the most rapid-acting necessary for addressing metabolic acidosis. Best practice is to use BOVELYTE over shorter treatments periods of several days.



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 is necessary in sick calves that need to address alkaline deficits.



“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, BOVELYTE
complies with the SID recommendations within a balanced hypertonic formulation.

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