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Ohio Wildlife Rehabilitators Association

Esbilac Notice

Article provided by Christina Clark, Chris's Squirrels and More, LLC

The Ohio Rehabilitator
, Issue 4, 2009

As many of you may know their have been some issues with Esbilac this summer. Initially it was thought that the Esbilac was too concentrated. It has actually been just the opposite. It has come to our attention that we need to actually bring the formula back into balance by adding an additional fat source.

Please keep in mind that this information is for squirrels only!
This source is listed below:

If you have Multi Milk on hand do this:
1 part powdered esbilac
1/2 part multi milk
2 part water

If you do not have Multi Milk please follow the following:
1 part powdered esbilac
1 part water
1/2 part good quality heavy cream

By using either cream or multi milk to add the additional fat you are also keeping the nutrition correct for squirrels. You should see a noticeable improvement within two days of following this information.

If you need to order Multi Milk you can find it here on our site. Please keep in mind that the Heavy Cream also works excellent.
To purchase Multi Milk click here.

If you are feeding Opossums the correct ration is:
1 Part Esbilac
1 1/2 Part Water
Whether or not the cream is needed should be discussed with the National Opossum Society.

If you are feeding skunks the following should be followed:
1 Part Esbilac
1 Part Multi Milk
2 1/2 Part Water

FYI! This esbilac information is coming from an extremely reliable source. This person specializes in squirrel rehab and if I did not trust this opinion than I would not be posting this informaion. I hope it helps anyone that is struggling with the esbilac situation. Chris

Christina Clark
Owner of Chris’s Squirrels and More, LLC
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