Vytrate Liquid Concentrate Scour Treatment


Vytrate® is a non-antibiotic supportive treatment for scouring animals.

Oral, non-antibiotic supportive treatment for replacement of lost fluids and electrolytes in scouring or dehydrated calves, pigs, lambs and foals.

For diarrhoeic, dehydrated and convalescent dogs and cats, including those with debilitating viral disease such as canine parvovirus or feline panluecopaenia.

Suitable as a first feed for bought in or stressed calves and pigs, and as an aid in the treatment of pregnancy toxaemia in ewes.



A non-antibiotic supportive treatment for scouring or dehydrated calves, pigs, dogs, cats, lambs and foals.

A suitable first feed for bought in or stressed calves and pigs. Actively fights the dehydration that kills.

Vytrate reduces scour duration and severity, replaces lost fluids and electrolytes.

General Directions:

Vytrate Liquid Concentrate is a clear yellow solution intended for oral administration after dilution with water to 12.5 times its original volume.

Directions for the preparation of commonly required dose volumes. Measure the required volume of Vytrate Liquid Concentrate into the mixing vessel and make up to volume required with clean, fresh drinking water. Replace cap firmly after use.

Dilution Table

         Volume of Vytrate     Add water to make up to
                 10ml                     125ml
                 20ml                     250ml
                 40ml                     500ml
                 60ml                     750ml
                 80ml                         1L
                160ml                         2L

1L pack makes up a total of 12.5L of solution & a 5L pack makes up 62.5L of solution.


Additional information


1L, 5L

Active Constituents

Each litre of Vytrate contains

  • Glucose       278.75g
  • Glycine        38.56g
  • Citric Acid    3.28g
  • Potassium Phosphate 25.53g
  • Potassium Citrate        0.75g
  • Sodium Chloride          53.44g


Suckling Piglets
As soon as scours signs appear, fresh diluted solution should be made available, in a clean vessel, to the whole litter. A litter of 1 week old piglets will consume approximately 2-3 litres per day.
Weaned Pigs
Scouring weaned pigs should have fresh diluted solution available in a suitable clean vessel. Restrict solid feed intake for one or two days, but continue to supply fresh drinking water.As a general guide, weaners will consume 1-2 litres/ weaner/ day.
Vytrate solution made up as directed should be administered orally to scouring or dehydrated neonatal lambs by drenching bottle or stomach tube. As a guide 150 mL of Vytrate solution 3 times daily is a suitable dosage regimen.
Bought-in or Stressed Calves (not scouring)
Feed 2 litres of solution, made up as directed, instead of milk as the first feed on arrival.For the next scheduled feed, use 1 litre solution at the same time as, but not mixed with, milk or milk replacer. Thereafter, feed normal diet.
Scouring Calves
Feed 1 to 1.5 litres of solution per 10 kg bodyweight daily, divided into two or more daily doses.If scouring is established or severe, causing dehydration, the higher dose should be used initially and fed in three or four divided doses. 2 litres of diluted solution given morning and night will be adequate in many cases. Replace with fresh solution every 24 hours. To maintain adequate energy and nutrient intake, milk feeding should continue as normal during period of scouring. Diluted solution should be given between these milk feeds. Replace with fresh solution every 24 hours. Fresh drinking water should be available at all times. Keep feeding utensils clean and avoid overfeeding. Normal feeding should be resumes after the course of treatment. Many scouring problems can be avoided by feeding adequate colostrum early in the calf’s life. Seek veterinary advice if blood is present or if scours persist beyond four days.
Administer diluted solution, made up as directed, orally to scouring or dehydrated foals by drenching using a bottle or stomach tube. As a guide, 1 to 2 litres of fresh diluted solution 2 to 3 times daily, depending on bodyweight and severity of the symptoms, has been reported as a suitable dosage regimen for neonatal foals.
Cats and Dogs
As a guide, the following dosage regimens of prepared Vytrate solution are recommended.
Cats, miniature dogs (<5 kg) 125 mL 2-3 times daily
Small dogs (5-10 kg) 250 mL 2-3 times daily
Medium dogs (11-20 kg) 500 mL 2-3 times daily
Large dogs (>20 kg) 750 mL 2-3 times daily

Many dogs find Vytrate palatable and will drink the solution voluntarily. Palatability for cats is variable. Vytrate may also be administered orally via dosage syringe. Treatment should be continued for 1 to 2 days after the animal appears clinically recovered and is feeding normally.

Replace with fresh solution every 24 hours.