- Co-factors in metabolism, improve efficiency of feed utilization
- Replenishes nutrients lost during scours and dehydration
- Need for B-Vitamins increases during times of stress.
Osmotic Protector - Betaine
- Promotes moisture retention in tissue cells and blood
- Reserach shows reduced scours in veal calves fed betaine
Palatable, Digestible & Economical
-Includes enticing real milk flavor for appetite appeal
- Motivates calves to consume their vital water requirments
- Economical enough for group treatment
Allows continuous feeding of milk or milk replacer
Promotes fluid absorption into the blood to maintain balanced pH
Rapidly replenishes fluids and electrolytes to reduce shrinkage
Provides multiple sources of energy
Includes osmotic protectors for moisture retention in tissues
Enhances feed utilization
Helps maintain muscles fitness and tissue development
Economical enough for group treatment
Why Use PrimeTime vs Other Electrolytes
Sodium Bicarbonate Interferes with Milk Digestion & Calf Performance
Electrolytes that contain sodium bicarbonate help neutralize acidosis but interfere with milk digestion. Because of this interference, milk must be withheld from pigs. When milk is withheld, pigs lose weight, and the thymus gland (critical for immune system function) degenerates. As a result, development can be retarded for the whole growing period. PrimeTime does not contain sodium bicarbonate and does not interfere with milk digestion.
Standard Dextrose-Based Solutions Often Cause
“Osmotic Penalty” -- The Unfavorable Flow Of Water Into The Intestine
In an automatic process known as osmosis, the systems of the body seek to achieve equilibrium of concentrations of solutes (particles like salt and sugar) in solvents (blood in this case). Very high concentration of dextrose in the intestines (gut) may actually cause water to flow unfavorably from the blood, to the gut, in an attempt to dilute the dextrose to a level more similar to that of the blood. This unfavorable direction of water flow, due to high concentration of dextrose in the intestines is called osmotic penalty. Athletes who drink high sugar drinks during or after exercise sometimes experience light headedness or fainting. They are experiencing osmotic penalty. Water flows unfavorably from the blood to the gut, to dilute the relatively high concentration of sugar that is waiting in the gut, to cross the gut wall into the blood.