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Dextrose ?

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:48 pm
by Bigfoot
I see very few post here about dextrose. When I searched it, I had the most recent comments about it back in 2016. I was out Friday, and needed some. I drenched a calf, with Gatorade, and added some sugar. Had better results, than I normally see with dextrose. Calf was flat to the ground. Dehydrated from scours. What I would have thought was a prime candidate for dex. Who uses it, and who doesn't?

Re: Dextrose ?

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:24 pm
by BrangusUSA
We have never used dextrose. Thanks for the info. On the gatorafe/sugar. Will try that if we have a problem.

Re: Dextrose ?

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:48 pm
by Bright Raven
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Re: Dextrose ?

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:19 pm
by Bigfoot
Bright Raven wrote:Image


Shelf life?

Re: Dextrose ?

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:23 pm
by ALACOWMAN
Used gatorade on roping calves years ago, for dehydration...

Re: Dextrose ?

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:23 pm
by Bright Raven
Bigfoot wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:Image


Shelf life?


2 years

Re: Dextrose ?

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:45 pm
by sim.-ang.king
Re-sorb is differently the better option than straight dextrose. Simple sugars with pickle juice is actually another option.
Dextrose and glucose are simpler sugars compared to fruitos or sucrose sugar, so they get asorbed faster.

Re: Dextrose ?

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:46 pm
by Bigfoot
ALACOWMAN wrote:Used gatorade on roping calves years ago, for dehydration...


This was a tie down calf, but hadn't been chased in a week or longer.

Re: Dextrose ?

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:27 pm
by cow pollinater
I use it IV on just about anything that's really run down but haven't had to in quite a while. It adds a whole lot of life and try when those are in short supply.
One of the best dairy herdsman I've ever dealt with told his crew that anything that got treated for anything got an IV bottle of dextrose... Period.

Re: Dextrose ?

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:29 pm
by Bigfoot
sim.-ang.king wrote:Re-sorb is differently the better option than straight dextrose. Simple sugars with pickle juice is actually another option.
Dextrose and glucose are simpler sugars compared to fruitos or sucrose sugar, so they get asorbed faster.


If your going to live in our country, you could at least learn the language. :D

Re: Dextrose ?

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:47 pm
by ohiosteve
cow pollinater wrote:I use it IV on just about anything that's really run down but haven't had to in quite a while. It adds a whole lot of life and try when those are in short supply.
One of the best dairy herdsman I've ever dealt with told his crew that anything that got treated for anything got an IV bottle of dextrose... Period.

When I was milking cows I put many bottles of dextrose in the vein. Works wonders. It's an instant pick me up. A cow that would barely even have the energy to try to get up would pop up and get started eating and drinking water.

Re: Dextrose ?

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:54 pm
by TCRanch
Bright Raven wrote:Image

Always have it on hand, along with Vitamin B Complex.

Re: Dextrose ?

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:14 pm
by sim.-ang.king
Bigfoot wrote:
sim.-ang.king wrote:Re-sorb is differently the better option than straight dextrose. Simple sugars with pickle juice is actually another option.
Dextrose and glucose are simpler sugars compared to fruitos or sucrose sugar, so they get asorbed faster.


If your going to live in our country, you could at least learn the language. :D

Y'all give them some of that there cane squeezin, with a shot skim off da top of the pickle barrel.