An electrolyte solution with glycerol prevents dehydration of calves after a period of feed deprivation

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Key takeaways from the research

  • Calves that are dehydrated as a result of feed deprivation and stress 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 reduced dehydration and reduced dehydration and increased carcass weight at slaughter