An electrolyte solution with potassium and glycerol increases water intake of feed deprived calves

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Key takeaways from the research

  • If beef calves are deprived of feed, they lose large amounts of potassium while their glycogen reserves are being depleted
  • Supplementation of Holstein bulls with a potassium-based electrolyte product in combination with glycerol resulted in a significant increase in water intake, reducing the risk of calf dehydration