Life-Aid Xtra is an oral rehydration product indicated for the reversal of the processes of dehydration, electrolyte loss and acidosis associated with scour in calves, whether due to nutritional, bacterial or viral causes. Also used by breeders for puppies - It really is a life saver
A water soluble powder contained in a single 83.74g sachet which forms an orange solution on mixing with water for oral administration.
Life-Aid Xtra, a powder for oral solution, is an oral rehydration product indicated for the reversal of the processes of dehydration, electrolyte loss, whether due to nutritional, bacterial, viral or cryptosporidial causes. Life-Aid Xtra is specifically formulated to provide both high levels of sodium (90 mmol/1) to enable rapid water absorption and also to provide increased bicarbonate precursor for the correction of acidosis. The increased glucose level provides more energy without interfering with rehydration.
Dosage: A solution, which is administered orally, is prepared as follows: dissolve the contents of one sachet in 2 litres (3.5 pints) of warm milk, milk replacer or water. Administration: Two litres of the solution, freshly prepared as directed, is given twice daily for 2 days. If the diarrhoea is severe the 2 litres of solution should be fed 3 or 4 times daily. The solution provides an adequate source of nutrients and electrolytes which are readily absorbed and may be administered on its own for a maximum of 4 days. Thereafter normal diet is resumed. A fine deposit of insoluble carrier may remain after dissolving the contents of the sachet- this does not affect the efficacy of the product.