• Biology, Medicine
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    1989

The effects of feeding milk to diarrheic calves supplemented with oral electrolytes.

@article{Heath1989TheEO,
  title={The effects of feeding milk to diarrheic calves supplemented with oral electrolytes.},
  author={Sarah Elizabeth Heath and Jonathan M. Naylor and B. L. Guedo and L Petrie and C. G. Rousseaux and Otto M. Radostits},
  journal={Canadian journal of veterinary research = Revue canadienne de recherche veterinaire},
  year={1989},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={
          477-85
        }
}
The effects of feeding different levels of milk to diarrheic calves (n = 19) supplemented with oral electrolytes were investigated. In the early stages of the disease the calves were fed either enough milk to maintain normal growth in a healthy calf, one half that volume or no milk. The three groups were further subdivided according to whether or not the electrolyte solution contained bicarbonate. A full milk ration allowed uninterrupted weight gains of 1% body weight/day (p = 0.003), but… CONTINUE READING

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