Vytrate Scour Treatment Sachets


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

Actively fights the dehydration that kills. Vytrate reduces scour duration & severity by replacing lost fluids & electrolytes.

Suitable for Calves, Lambs, Horses & Foals, Pigs & Piglets, Dogs & Cats.


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:

IMPORTANT- Each Sachet is divided into two sections.

To make up the Vytrate Solution:

Add the contents of Section 1 and Section 2 of one Vytrate Sachet to 2L of warm water. Stir until dissolved. Sections 1 & 2 must always be fed together. Keep feeding utensils clean.

A 500ml Solution can be made up by using a 5ml medicine spoon. In this case, add 1 level spoonful of powder from Section 1 to 3 heaped spoonful’s of powder from Section 2. Stir until dissolved.

Additional information

Packet Size

12 pack, 64g Single Sachet

Active Constituents

Each duo sachet contains:

Section 1

  • Glycine                                6.18 g
  • Citric Acid                            0.48 g
  • Potassium Acid Phosphate 4.08 g
  • Potassium Citrate                0.12 g
  • Sodium Chloride                  8.58 g

Section 2

  • Glucose                               44.61 g


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.