Lectade Plus is an oral rehydration therapy which is indicated for the treatment of scour in calves.
Lectade Plus acts by reversing the process of dehydration, acidosis and loss of electrolytes associated with diarrhoea, whether caused by bacteria, viruses, cryptosporidia or inappropriate nutrition.
Dosage & Administration
Lectade Plus is for oral administration only.
Prepare a fresh solution before each dose by adding the contents of each paired sachet (A and B) to 2 litres (3½ pints) of warm water at a temperature of about 35°C.
Immediately signs of scour are seen, withdraw milk or milk replacer and feed 2 litres of solution, made up as directed, twice daily for 2 days (4 feeds).
For the next 4 feeds use 1 litre of Lectade Plus solution mixed with 1 litre of milk or milk replacer.
Thereafter feed as normal. If scouring is established or severe, causing serious dehydration, the 2 litres of solution should be fed 3 or 4 times daily.
Duration of treatment
Lectade Plus may be used on its own for a maximum of 4 days.
Lectade Plus may be used on its own or in conjunction with oral antibiotics such as amoxicillin, ampicillin and oxytetracycline.
Always feed Sachet A and Sachet B together.