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Though proportioned for goats you can figure this out by body weight for other animals.

Keep in mind calves should not be given more than 2 quarts of fluid.

If you cannot get to a feed store and get electrolytes .. Here are 3 formulas you can use in the meantime..

*NOTE: Boil water for 10 minutes before use in formulas.

The correct amount of fluid replacement is the amount of fluid loss due to dehydration plus 10% of the body weight: Example: a 10 pound kid at a 10% fluid loss would require 500 mls of fluid to replace the fluids lost, Plus an additional 10% of it's weight in fluids required as a normal daily amount. This example kid would require a liter of fluids for the day.

*NOTE:If you have 50% dextrose solution on hand I would also add 30-60ccs per total amount of solution.
*NOTE:If you have Nutri-drench on hand I would add 30ccs to total amount of solution made.
*NOTE:If you live in an area that grows coconuts, the water from a green coconut can be used as sterile fluid for replacement purpose.
Homemade Electrolyte Formula #1
1 package canning pectin
2 tsp low sodium salt (half potassium/half sodium) NOTE:"NO-Salt" is potassium, so if you have that use 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp NoSalt
2 tsp baking soda
1 beef bouillon cube dissolved in 200mls (approx 6.5oz)water
Add water until you have 2.5 liters of solution. Give this formula according to goat's weight and percentage of fluid loss. Give only this the first 24 hours, following day , give (total fluids) half formula and half milk during the day, (not necessarily mixed in bottle), next day (total fluids) give 1/4 formula and 3/4 milk for the day and the following day, if no symptoms of scours persist, give full milk for the day.
Homemade Electrolyte Formula #2
2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
4oz white corn syrup
Add water to make 4.5 liters
Use same usage formula above..starting with full formula and ending with milk on 4th day.
Homemade Electrolyte Formula #3
2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1TBSP molasses
1/2oz strong coffee
Add 2.5 liters water to this and give once again in the feeding formula above ending with milk on day 4.