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- A source of iron and copper which play an important role in haemoglobin formulation.
- Contains amino acids, which provide the building blocks of proteins. Horses use protein to synthesize body tissues such as muscle and bone. Where amino acids are present in inadequate amounts due to nutritional deficiency or illness, Hemo 15 can act as an amino acid supplement.
- A concentrated source of B vitamins essential for red blood cell production. 1. Hemo 15 Injection can be used I.V. OR I.M.
Allows for rapid provision and utilisation of essential nutrients. 2. Multi-vitamin and mineral oral use
Due to the housing and feeding regimes experienced by most horses in work and the heavy demands of performance, the development of subclinical vitamin and mineral deficiencies is a real risk in the athletic horse. Hemo 15 therapy following illness or intense training will ensure deficiencies are addressed for optimal performance or recovery. 3. Combination therapy
Hemo 15 can be used as an additive for all I.V. fluids. These include amino-acid and vitamin mixtures, electrolytes and dextrose. 4. Recovery
Can be administered post race/competition to replace essential substances depleted due to the metabolic stress of competing. Red blood cell (RBC) and haemoglobin levels are two of the most significant contributing factors to the performance of horses. A blood boosting course will raise blood counts to the level required for performance e.g. spelling horses have blood counts of around 6 million, high performance horses have blood counts of between 11 and 12 million. 1. RBC requirements are higher for performance horses
This is due to:
- increased destruction of RBCs with hard training
- faster use and shorter lifespan of RBCs
- stomach ulcers and lung bleeding 2. RBC replacement takes time
An increase in hard work and the stress of training results in an increase in the body's requirement for RBC's. It takes about five days for the bone marrow to respond and produce increased numbers of red blood cells containing haemoglobin. 3. Specific requirements for RBC production
It is essential to provide the raw materials to feed the bone marrow, so that it can respond to the demand for more red blood cells. This is best achieved by providing a daily supplement of iron, copper, cobalt, amino acids and B complex vitamins. Providing equine athletes with the raw materials to feed the bone marrow is an important way to improve the blood count and maximum performance potential. 4. Improves recovery and vitality
Following injury, sickness or even surgery, when blood loss and anaemia may develop, boosting RBC production will assist in the recovery and repair process and improve vitality. Injectable Iron, Amino Acids and B Vitamins INDICATIONS: An injectable iron, amino acid and B vitamin.
Recommended for use in
-Managing iron deficiencies in performance horses.
-Treating nutritional and sports related anaemia.
-As an additive for intravenous fluids such as amino acid and vitamin mixtures, electrolytes, and dextrose.
-Following competition to replace essential substances lost through the stresses of competing.
-As a pre-activity oral use with an energy producing potential.
-After surgery, sickness or injury. COMPOSITION: Each mL contains:
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 10mg
Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide) 100mg
Vitamin B5 (d-Panthenol) 15mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 10mg
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 150 g
Choline Chloride 10mg
Biotin 10 g
Iron Ammonium Citrate 15mg
Copper Gluconate 0.2mg
Cobalt Gluconate 0.7mg
Benzyl Alcohol 2% PRECAUTIONS
As with any intravenous or intramuscular use, ensure sterile techniques when administering the product. Use a slow intravenous oral use. Repeated iron use may increase the risk of anaphylaxis or iron toxicosis. DIRECTIONS FOR USE: One mL per 50kg of bodyweight (10mL for 500kg horse). Can be administered intramuscular or intravenously, under veterinary supervision. Intravenous use is recommended. PRESENTATION: 100mL Sterile Vial
STORAGE: Store below 30C (Room temperature). Protect from light. APVMA NUMBER -35748