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    Default Re: Esbilac UPDATE: OK to use

    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1959 View Post
    You can give them some hydration to flush their system, but the goats milk Esbilac isnít as bad as the liquid Esbilac or the Pet Lac stuff.

    Transition by mixing both formulas independently according to the directions....1 part powder to 2 parts hot water. Pull up into your syringe 75% the old formula and 25% the new formula. Feed a feeding of this. The next feeding pull up 50% old formula and 50% new formula and the next feeding pull up 25% old formula and 75% new formula. After that youíll be at 100% new formula.

    Since they already have loose stool you may not be able to tell that the transition upsets their system. This is a quick transition, ideally itís nice to take a couple of days to transition over, but they should be fine. Continue to offer water in between feedings to help replace some hydration lost from the loose stool.

    You can also add some full fat vanilla yogurt to their formula to provide some extra probiotics.....about a 1/2 tsp.

    Edit: I see Crittermom has advised to get fox valley 20/50. �� The transition would be the same, just do a couple of feedings at each new formula combination instead of just one feeding. ��

    You guys are a life saver! Thank you so much! I got the FV ultraboost in today (which I saw was recommended to add to your formula. ) Once they are 100% transitioned to the the FV, how should I mix in the ultraboost? How do you measure and mix. I have 4 squirrels to feed. Two that are almost 6 weeks and two that are about 8 weeks. I would like to mix enough for all day.
    Also, what is the best way to store the ultraboost and 20/50? On the bag, it says a cool, dry place, but I was wondering how you guys store it. Thank you!!

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    Default Re: Esbilac UPDATE: OK to use

    I always use Ultraboost with my formula. Substitute 25% of the Fox Valley with the Ultraboost....whatever the amount is that you need for a days worth of feedings. You use the same amount of water to reconstitute the Ultraboost as you do the 20/50.....1 part powder to2 parts hot water.

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    Default Re: Esbilac UPDATE: OK to use

    I forgot to say, store the bags of formula in the freezer or refrigerator. Long term I always store in the freezer. The same with the Henrys blocks....freeze them and take out a few days worth and store them in a baggie in the fridge.

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    Default Re: Esbilac UPDATE: OK to use

    I keep the bags (from Henry's) and the can of Esbilac in the freezer. Every few days I pre-mix the powders together --- either :

    --3parts Esbilac to 1 part UB for pinkies, or

    --2 parts Esbilac to 1 part UB for 2wks until eyes open..... and keep the mixture in the refrigerator.

    Then all I have to do is scoop out the powder and mix your regular way --- 2 parts water to 1 part powder -- and feed the kids.

    After eyes open I transition to Fox Valley 20/50, with one part UB thrown in. Usually I do 1 to 2 again.
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