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  • Joined Sep 2015
Calciject 20 no 6 alternatives
« on: March 11, 2020, 02:48:28 pm »
Out of curiosity what are folks keeping in stock rather than the Calciject 20 no 6 which has now been discontinued?

I threw an unopened, expired bottle away last week (exp.2018), when I've come to replace it in the lambing kit I believe there now isn't an alternative.

The guys in Carrs Billington said they had no alternative and couldn't recommend an alternative other than they think vets may still have it.

I've never had to use it but wouldn't want to tempt fate, it was easy enough to keep on the shelf and knowing our luck it would be at a weekend when we couldn't just pop to the vets for some. My only thoughts were last lambing (from previous posts) we had 2 instances at lambing who in hindsight / if it happens again I'd give them a dose.

It looks like we'll leave it and hopefully not need it but thought others most be experiencing the same thing?
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  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Calciject 20 no 6 alternatives
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2020, 03:20:58 pm »
I'm hoping someone else can fill in the gaps in my memory on this...

There's another Calcijet which is exactly the same thing but twice as concentrated, packaged for cattle.  So my agri store sells us all that one and tells us to use half the amount for sheep that we would of the other.

Because giving the wrong one is fatal I am not going to try to remember which colour top Calcijet 40 it is :/
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  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: Calciject 20 no 6 alternatives
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2020, 04:32:05 pm »
Speak to your vet , no 6 blue top had DEXTROSE in it ,no 5 red top has the same magnesium and yes double the calcium .   no 6 was for sheep and no 5 is for cattle


  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Calciject 20 no 6 alternatives
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2020, 06:22:51 pm »
I think it’s number 5 but speak to vet r.e dosage... number 5 doesn’t have glucose in so will need something else to cover that.


  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Calciject 20 no 6 alternatives
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2020, 11:31:29 am »
Calciject No 5 - 30 to 40 ml for sheep or goats.


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