Energy and electrolyte supplement.

Available from veterinary clinics

Active Constituents
  • Energy (sugars)
  • Salts of VFA’s  
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Potassium 
  • Functional Fibre
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B5
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin K
  • Biotin

Oral, non-antibiotic isotonic energy, electrolyte and vitamin supplement for calves, foals, lambs, kids and crias.


It is essential that animals have access to free-choice water at all times, even when feeding energy/electrolyte solutions. Mixed solutions should only be used for young calves, lambs, kids, crias (alpaca) and foals that can stand and suckle.

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


Directions for Use


Isotonic Solution – dissolve 60g (1 heaped measuring cup) of powder in 2L of warm water (40°C).

Hypertonic Solution – dissolve 80g (1.5 measuring cups) of powder in 2L of warm water (40°C).



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

105302  2kg Pail  l  6 units per carton

105304  4kg Pail  l  4 units per carton

105310  10kg Pail  l  2 units per carton

105320  20kg Pail

VetreSTART® is exclusively available through veterinary practices.




VetreLYTE-ZB non-antibiotic isotonic energy, electrolyte and vitamin supplement for calves, foals, lambs, kids and crias 



  • Application – convenient formulation with both isotonic and hypertonic mixing rates.
  • Performance – balanced formulation; quicker response and turnaround observed.
  • Price – exceptional value versus other commercial alternatives.



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.



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 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, VETRELYTE-ZB
complies with the SID recommendations within a balanced isotonic formulation.

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