New from Virbac: Two Nutritional Supplements for Calves: Enerlyte® Plus and Diaproof® Pro

Virbac has launched Enerlyte Plus and Diaproof Pro, nutritional supplements to support calves at risk of, suffering from or recovering from periods of digestive disturbance (diarrhoea). 


Enerlyte Plus contains electrolytes for the maintenance of hydration and lactose, together with glycine for nutritional and energy support.  It also includes powerful antioxidants, selenium and Vitamin E to help protect gut cells and Enterococcus faecium (Cylactin), a probiotic protected by Capsibac™ Technology, to help stabilise gut flora. 

Presented as an easy-to-prepare effervescent formulation, Enerlyte Plus’ vanilla flavour makes it highly palatable to enhance compliance.  It can be fed to calves, two or three times a day, for two to seven days.  Enerlyte Plus can also be given to piglets. 

Diaproof Pro contains a range of ingredients, including electrolytes, glucose, Vitamin E, Vitamin B3 (Brewer’s Yeast) and Psyllium, a natural plant-based fibre, which forms a gel when mixed with water and helps maintain normal intestinal transit.  Diaproof Pro’s feeding regime of three complete sachets only, one given every twelve hours, offers convenience and minimises waste.

Diaproof Pro is also suitable for foals, kids and lambs.

For both products, it is recommended that additional milk feed should be given at separate times to increase the overall fluid intake in the affected calves.

Ms Brigitte Goasduf MRCVS, Product Manager at Virbac, said: “Young calves are susceptible to digestive disturbance when exposed to stressful situations, such as a change of diet, high environmental temperatures, movement or transport.  Enerlyte Plus’ and Diaproof Pro’s specific and balanced formulations are designed to help support recovery. They are manufactured to the latest EU PARNUT standards, which govern the composition and characteristics of feedstuff for particular nutritional purposes.”  

Enerlyte Plus and Diaproof Pro are available in boxes of 24 sachets. Diaproof Pro also comes in a 1kg pot.