Ability of two different oral electrolyte solutions to correct dehydration and acidosis

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Key takeaways from the research

  • Tonicity and sodium levels of oral electrolyte solutions can vary significantly
  • Compared to a hypertonic oral electrolyte solution, a hypotonic oral electrolyte solution is more suitable to correct the acid-base balance of calves with diarrhoea
  • Faecal water and sodium losses in calves treated with the hypotonic OES are lower compared to the losses in calves treated with the hypertonic OES