NZAgbiz launches first electrolyte product.
Developed by NZAgbiz in conjunction with leading veterinary scientists, Novolyte has been formulated to replace fluids lost due to scouring, treat dehydration and exhaustion and help calves recover from stressors such as transportation.
There are a million dairy heifers reared on New Zealand farms each year and raising healthy and productive animals is a process that begins as soon as calves arrive on the farm.
The World Health Organization (WHO) states that the development of oral rehydration therapy was one of the most significant advances in human medicine of the twentieth century.
Oral rehydration also continues to serve as the backbone of treatment protocols for diarrhea in neonatal calves2. DairyNZ recommends oral electrolytes as an easy and successful method for treating diarrhea in calves.
Novolyte contains key alkalinising agents to address severe metabolic acidosis, as well as essential ingredients to aid the rehydration of calves with neonatal diarrhea while providing energy to help restore the function of damaged gut cells. Novolyte has the right concentrations1 of sodium required to correct dehydration and includes the recommended3 plasma volume of glucose-to-sodium levels.
"All NZAgbiz products are based on solid scientific evidence and we saw the need for a high-quality electrolyte replacement to help farmers raise calves that thrive"