Suitable for: Horses that require greater amounts of trace minerals (iron, copper, cobalt, folic acid) such as stabled horses, those in full work such as racehorses, eventers, polo and endurance horses especially those under heavy sweat conditions.
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Ironvita Blood and Oxygen is a palatable liquid supplement that may be used for the prevention and treatment of anaemia in horses. This supplement contains the trace minerals iron, copper, cobalt which are necessary for haemoglobin synthesis (a protein in red blood cells which carries oxygen around the body).
- Supplement for the prevention and treatment of anaemia
- Contains three trace minerals (iron, cobalt, copper) and a vitamin (folic acid)
- Palatable syrup for addition to feed
- For stabled horses, those in full work, and horses under heavy sweat conditions
A deficiency in dietary sources of folic acid, iron, copper or cobalt, such as in stabled horses or those without access to large quantities of green feed, in combination with a demanding work program, may lead to the deficiency anaemia complex. Horses that sweat heavily, such as harness horses during training or horses trained under hot conditions, lose iron in their sweat and require supplementation to maintain red blood cell synthesis. Symptoms may include a loss of appetite, infertility and abortion, and increased susceptibility to stress and disease.