• Using the highest quality emu cream, 2 Dogs Skin repair Cream is effective and safe for canine skin.  Ideal for all minor skin conditions and abrasions, it utilises the well known healing properties of Emu Oil;

    • Antiseptic
    • Anti-bacterial
    • Anti-fungal
    It is very soothing and encourages faster healing.  This product is safe if the dog (or Cat) happens to lick the area, although licking should be prevented as it may delay healing. Available in 125ml pump bottles only.
  • Vetpro underpads
    Ideal for sick pets, whelping, recovery from surgery or for extra protection under bedding or cage floors.
    • Use on top of bedding to remove the need for continual laundering
    • More absorbent than newspaper – less odour, wicks away fluids from the body of the animal
    • Economic throwaway – reduces smells and bacteria so lowers risks of infection
    Three Pack options of size and absorbability available.
    Small - 37 gm Fluffy (43cm X 60cm) pack of 10 Medium - 60gm Heavy (75cm X 75cm) pack of 10 Large - 65gm (60cm X 90cm) pack of 5
  • Ideal for cleansing areas prone to mud fever or rain scald, removing dirt and contamination.
    • Antibacterial scrub and cleansing wash. Can be used diluted as a mild antibacterial cleansing wash to remove dirt and contamination.
    • Contains Chlorhexidine digluconate
    • Topical use: Apply 25ml (5 pumps) to affected area.
    • General wash: Dilute 100ml (20 pumps) into a bucket of clean water
    • Hand wash: Apply 5ml (1 pump) to hands and wash.
    • Conveniently sized. Available in 500ml pump.
    • Can be used on multiple applications. Suitable for both human and animal use.
    • Effective in seconds. Tested to EN1276, EN1650 and EN13727
    • Manufactured in the UK.
    Contains: Chlorhexidine digluconate 40mg/g
    • Activate carbon dressing for cleansing and healing infected wounds - sterile.
    • Multi layered dressing absorbs bacteria within the dressing.
    • Eliminates odour and absorbs exudate.
    • Promotes rapid wound closure and improves normal healing process of wounds susceptible to exuberant granulation.
    • Indicated for chronic wounds not responding to treatment.
    • Reduces frequency of dressing changes.
      Healing Open and Infected Wounds with Activate It is thought that by reducing the level of infection and establishing a clean wound environment, owners can help speed up the rate of healing in horses suffering from open or infected wounds. All wounds, even minor ones, require attention and the sooner a clean wound environment can be established, the more rapid the healing process can be. Gently clean the wound either with saline solution (purchased ready made or by using one level teaspoon of salt per pint of previously boiled water) or with a horse pipe at very low pressure as high water pressure may drive debris and infection further into the wound. Wounds should be kept moist and covered with a low-adherent dressing that will not stick to the wound surface. This avoids removing healthy, healing cells when the dressing is changed.   Using Activate Dressings for Infected Wounds Activate is a multi-layered dressing that incorporates activated carbon. This has been found to attract and absorb bacteria into the dressing, keeping contamination away from the wound surface. Studies conducted at the University of Liverpool's Department of Veterinary Science found that the use of activated carbon dressing treatment saw a dramatic improvement in wound condition. Veterinary Trials - Case Study 1 A thoroughbred was presented with a 10cm wound in the suspensory ligament area of the medical distal cannon on the right hind. The wound was potentially serious, very deep, penetrating to the tendon and complications were anticipated. Exuberant granulation (proud flesh) is a common complication in this type of injury. The wound was dressed with Activate, and changed at 3-4 day intervals: After 3 days there was a dramatic improvement in the condition of the injury. The wound had healthy tissue, was clean and dry with minimal swelling. After 7 days the wound had bridged, closing the deep cavity, the new tissue forming was pink and healthy. Within 11 days the wound had contracted and was then left undressed. After 30 days the wound had healed without any further complications or exuberant granulation.   Using Activate Dressings for First Aid Whilst serious injuries should always be attended by a veterinary surgeon, many horse owners have discovered the benefits of using Activate as a routine First Aid dressing. Clean any wound thoroughly. To apply, carefully open the sterile pouch and place the dark smooth side of the dressing directly on to the wound. Do not apply anything else to the wound which might create a 'barrier' between the wound surface and dressing and for extra protection, apply a layer of Veterinary Gamgee and bandage in place with a cohesive bandage. If the wound is seriously infected change the dressing daily, otherwise routinely change Activate every two or three days according to the condition of the wound and amount of exudate. If the wound does not respond, or you are in any doubt whatsoever, it is vital that you call your veterinary surgeon as soon as possible. Case Study 2 > (Image 1) Wound treated conventionally for 120 days showed exuberant granulation and severe infection. Activate treatment was commenced. > (Image 2) Activate carbon dressings were applied for 15 days and resulted in dramatic improvement. Healthy granulation tissue was forming. > (Image 3) Rapid contraction had taken place and the wound was completely healed 60 days after initial application of Activated Carbon dressings. > (Image 4) Microscopic enlargement of a strand of carbon showing bacteria extracted in early stages of a wound.
  • ALOE COOL GEL contains aloe-vera, tea tree oil, menthol and camphor. Its cooling and soothing action provides quick relief to tired tendons and muscles. It also stimulates the local circulation, dispersing minor swellings and bruises. Its cooling action is beneficial when used as a pre-competition liniment. It has an anti-bacterial action so can be applied over minor grazes and scratches.

    When applying to the legs, prepare area by cleaning and drying thoroughly, use a liberal amount and cover the entire area between the elbow and fetlock joints. Massage in well for 4-5 minutes. Take care if applying bandages over the top of ALOE COOL GEL; sensitive skin may blister. When using on the body, prepare area by cleaning and drying thoroughly, apply liberally over the muscles, massaging firmly in the direction of the coat hair. Repeat as necessary.

    Contains no prohibited substances.

    Available in 500ml size only

    View our 'Horses do get Hot' Article Here...

    BASIC MASSAGE TECHNIQUE: BODY: Using palms and fingers massage firmly concentrating on the areas outlined in the diagram. Where the direction of the hair coat allows, massage towards the heart (aids venous circulation).Continue for 5 – 10 minutes. LEGS: Using the palms and fingers, massage from the elbow to the knee and then from the knee to fetlock. The direction of the hair coat makes it easier to massage downwards. Concentrate on the bulbs of the heels for 5 minutes to stimulate the venous circulation.

    • Effective for splints, sore shins, sprains and bruises
    • Relieves and prevents swelling. Treats capped hocks and capped elbows
    • Use for laminitis, thrush, seedy toe, corns and puncture wounds
    • Treats open and infected wounds, cracked heels and mud fever ​
  • Contains Ethyl Alcohol with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. Directions for us: Wash and clean the skin with Vetpro Fungal Cleansing Shampoo- gently lift any scabs. Rinse and towel dry. Apply the antibacterial gel to clean the skin - it dries naturally and quickly so do not rinse off. Then use Equifix Skin Repair a topical cream to assist healing of minor wounds. Try to keep legs as dry and clean as possible, but repeat daily if necessary.
    60ml Flip Top Bottle 500ml Pump Bottle
    Inactive Ingredients: Aqua, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice. Active Ingredients: Ethyl Alcohol 70%
  • Equine Elastic Compression Bandage - Instant Cooling – without Ice or Refrigeration Science shows that cooling improves recovery from injury especially if applied quickly. Ice can cause tissue damage if too direct and maintained on the site for too long. Arctic Blast works by evaporative cooling and so the danger of tissue damage is allayed and the coolant can be left on until the site gets warm, then the bandage can be re-cooled by replacing in the foil container with refill coolant.
    • Elasticated bandage that has a cold effect that can drop the temperature by 10 degrees.
    • Ideal to use as a fast first aid when any overuse or injury to a limb has occurred.
    • Also perfect for post exercise recovery for muscles, tendons, ligament and joints of the horse's limbs.
    • The Arctic Blast Therapy products are a must to be carried in any truck to assist with immediate cold therapy for horses traveling, competing, racing etc...​
    • Also a perfect first aid for riders who become injured or suffer a sprain or strain while away from home.
    • Safer than ice
    • Works Faster than ice
    • Re-Usable
    • Ideal fast response to injury
    • Use before and after workout
    • Prolonged safe cooling
      View our 'Horses do get Hot' Article Here...
  • Cool Down Spray - Instant Cooling – without Ice or Refrigeration Science shows that cooling improves recovery from injury especially if applied quickly. Ice can cause tissue damage if too direct and maintained on the site for too long. Arctic Blast works by evaporative cooling, with no sudden shock as from ice, and so the danger of tissue damage is allayed.
    • Safer & faster than ice
    • Instant Relieving Cooling
    • Easy Spray for Full Body Areas
    • Pre Cooling helps Performance
    • Speeds up recovery
    • Instant relief for knocks & bruises
    • Suitable for sprains & strains
    • 500 ml Spray Bottle
    View our 'Horses do get Hot' Article Here...
  • Evaporative cooling for small animal hyperthermia, Instant safe cooling – ice will create dangerous shock. No need to refrigerate, so handy to keep in the car.
  • Arctic Blast Recharge Solution is a quick, easy and economical way to reuse your Arctic Blast Compression Bandage.

    Just put the Arctic Blast Bandage in the special bag and add the recharge solution for instant cooling and then you can reuse it.

    Refill Can Be Used As a Small Animal Coolant

    Evaporative Cooling with Small Animal Hyperthermia reduces shock effect and works rapidly to reduce temperature safely

    View our 'Horses do get Hot' Article Here...

  • B group vitamins are essential for the conversion of chemical energy that occurs within the muscle fibres. Under grazing conditions, the daily requirement of B Vitamins is produced by the micro-organisms in the large intestine. High grain intake lowers the intestinal PH with a resultant drop in vitamin B production.

    A diet low in B vitamins has shown to have a negative effect on athletic performance. Human studies have shown that when athletes were restricted to less than half of their daily requirement for vitamins B1, B2 & B6, a significant drop in performance occurred. Similar studies in Equine athletes have shown that supplementing with vitamin B1 prior to competition improved performance by reducing the accumulation of Lactic Acid in the muscles. Horses in training benefit from B vitamin supplementation for several reasons:

    1. The production of ATP increases with exercise, therefore so does the requirement for B vitamins.

    2. Digestion of high grain diets leads to a fall in the pH of the large intestine, which in turn alters the micro flora population. The result is a net decrease in B vitamin production.

    3. Studies have shown that supplementing Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) in the diet has the effect of reducing post exercise lactic acid levels.

    4. Betaine has been scientifically proven to reduce fatigue and improve recovery

    B Boost paste contains high levels of all the essential B group vitamins in one single oral dose syringe. It also contains Betaine, which is the precursor of DMG (Dimethylglycine) an amino acid metabolite, in other words Betaine, is metabolised to DMG in the liver. It is a naturally occurring nutrient in plants and animal tissues. As a supplement for horses it is proven to reduce lactic acid build up and assist oxygen utilisation. The result of supplementing Anhydrous Betaine (in B Boost) to horses prior to exertion and after exertion is reduced fatigue and it enables a faster recovery. In human sports it is utilised as an ergogenic aid, meaning something that enhances athletic performance, particularly in endurance and resistance exercise. This effect occurs through favourable lactate and preferential fatty acid substrate metabolism.

    It is also an organic osmoprotectant that helps stabilise water content in cells helping to reduce osmotic stress which can occur in conditions of heat and or water loss. In other words, Betaine is an osmolyte that holds water in the cells of the body and so they remain hydrated, helping to reduce heat stress. Additionally, betaine may be involved in defending intracellular volume and protecting enzymes of the citric acid cycle, which are challenged in progressive dehydration and hyperthermia associated with exercise.

    Research has also found that Betaine is hepatoprotective meaning it acts as protection to the liver.

    B Boost contains no prohibited substances so is safe to use prior to competition, and should be administered 12 to 24 hours prior to a long journey, an event or race and after the journey, event or race to assist recovery, also every few days for horses with poor appetite or under stressful conditions. It is ideal for any recovery situations.

    Full 30ml syringe when required
    Per 30ml dose: Betaine 1500mg Vitamin B1 180mg Vitamin B2 180mg Vitamin B3 500mg Vitamin B6 150mg Vitamin B12 1500µg Folic Acid 150mg Inositol 750mg

    Dimethylglycine supplementation in horses performing incremental treadmill exercise.

    K. de Oliveira1*, D.F. Fachiolli1, M.J. Watanabe2, D. Tsuzukibashi3, C.M.M. Bittar4, C. Costa3, M.L. Poiatti1 and P.R. de L. Meirelles3 Piracicaba, SP 13418-900, Brazil; katia@dracena.unesp.br

    1College of Animal Science, Experimental Campus of Dracena, Universidade Estadual Paulista ‘Julio de Mesquita Filho’ (UNESP), Rod Cmte. João Ribeiro de Barros, 651 km, Neighborhood: Bairro das Antas, Dracena, SP 17900-000, Brazil; 2Department of Veterinary Surgery and Anesthesiology (DVSA), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Universidade Estadual Paulista ‘Julio de Mesquita Filho’, District Rubião Junior s/n, Botucatu, SP 18618-970, Brazil; 3Department of Animal Breeding and Nutrition (DABN), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Universidade Estadual Paulista ‘Julio de Mesquita Filho’ District Rubião Junior s/n, Botucatu, SP 18618-970, Brazil; 4Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture ‘Luiz de Queiroz’, Universidade de São Paulo, Avenue Padua Dias 11,

    Received: 2 April 2015 / Accepted: 14 July 2015

    Effects of betaine on performance and body composition: a review of recent findings and potential mechanisms.

    Jason M. Cholewa, Lucas Guimarães-Ferreira, Nelo Eidy Zanchi

    This review aims to describe evidence for the use of betaine as an ergogenic and esthetic aid, and discuss the potential mechanisms underlying these effects.

    Scientific Opinion on the safety and efficacy of betaine (betaine anhydrous and betaine hydrochloride) as a feed additive for all animal species based on a dossier submitted by VITAC EEIG1.

    EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP)2,3 May 2013

    European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy VET: Betaine is used in veterinary medicine as hepatoprotectant in cattle, pigs, goats, sheep and horses. It is applied in the form of oral or injectable (intramuscular or intravenous injections) preparations. Betaine is only prescribed for individual treatments.

    European Medicines Agency (EMEA), The European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products, Veterinary Medicines Evaluation Unit, Committee for Veterinary Medicinal Products; Betaine, Summary Report. EMEA/MRL/261/97-Final (September 1997). Available from, as of November 6, 2006: http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/index.jsp?curl=pages/document_library/landing/document_library_search.jsp&murl=menus/document_library/document_library.jsp&mid

    Ergogenic effects of Betaine supplementation on strength and power performance.

    Elaine C lee, Carl M Maresh, William J Kraemer et Al Department of Kinesiology University of Connecticut USA.

  • Vetpro Blud-Boost is a hematinic supplement that provides bio-available iron with essential B Vitamins including folate, plus Copper, and amino acids Methionine, Glycine and Lysine. A hematinic is a nutrient required for the formation of blood cells in the process of haematopoiesis. The main hematinics are iron, B12, and folate all provided in Blud-Boost. They improve the condition and quality of the blood, and increase the number of erythrocytes and/or the haemoglobin concentration. Thus assisting the oxygen carrying capacity of the cells of blood. The iron in Vetpro Blud-Boost is provided as Iron Glycinate which is a Bio-available iron that is readily and safely absorbed by the digestive process of the horse. When in hard work, the horse needs the maximum oxygen carrying capacity of blood, a hematinic supplement can assist with this work demand to maximise the performance, it does not enhance the result, only ensures no reduction from a possible low haemoglobin state. Again under hard work conditions the horses natural ability to produce B Vitamins in the gut is reduced, so Vetpro Blud-Boost provides a full range of B vitamins to assist the horse up to normal levels. This reduction in internal production also occurs at times of stress, or when subjected to illness, infections, trauma or long distance travel, so using Vetpro Blud-Boost will improve the horses recovery at these times. The B Vitamins are: B12 Cobalamin, B2 Riboflavin, B6 Pyridoxine, B9 Folacin, B3 Niacin, B5 Pantothenic Acid, B7 Biotin Choline
    Ideally a dose of 20gm per day is recommended for 10 days when a blood test shows a lowered haemoglobin level, or for recovery from the situations mentioned above. It can also be given as a pre competition or race boost, or a post event recovery at 20gms per day for 3 days.
    Vetpro Blud-Boost is provided in a re-sealable foil pouch with a 20 gm scoop and can be purchased in a 300gm or 1 Kg size.
  • Bone Builder is a feed supplement formulated to help increase bone density in young horses. It contains Silicon, Magnesium, Boron and Lysine and is designed to be fed in conjunction with Vetpro High Performance Mineral Supplement which provides Calcium, Phosphorus, Copper and Zinc. For a long time it was considered that to have achieve stronger bone all that was necessary was to feed more Calcium. Research has conclusively proven that increasing dietary calcium above recommended dietary levels has no effect on bone density. What research has shown is the important role that Silicon, Magnesium and Boron play in bone mineralisation. The rate of skeletal growth in young horses occurs faster than weight gain. By 12 months of age a horse can attain 94% of its mature height and 65% of its mature weight. Total bone mineral content (BMC) lags behind skeletal growth. At 12 months of age bone mineralisation is 76% complete. Maximum BMC is not reached until a horse is 6 years old. The period when young bones need to be strong is often the time when they are subjected to the most stress. A horse traveling at race speeds is subjected to forces three times its own bodyweight. Maximising bone density is important in improving bone strength and thereby preventing bone injuries. By paying careful attention to mineral supplementation, bone density and skeletal durability can be improved. Bone mineralisation begins during the last three months of pregnancy. At this stage fetal bones are cartilage models of the adult bones. The skeleton of the newborn foal contains only 17% of the adult bone mineral content. The first 12 months are an important nutritional period as bone mineralisation proceeds at an accelerated rate. The importance of Calcium and Phosphorus in bone development is well known. Less is known about the importance of Magnesium, Boron and Silicon. Magnesium is essential for the formation of the collagen matrix and bone mineralization. Around 60% of the Mg in the body is found in bone tissue. Human studies have shown a positive correlation between bone mineral density and dietary magnesium. Low magnesium is associated with reduced activity by osteoblasts and osteoclasts - the cells involved in bone remodeling. Boron is a trace element that up until recently has received very little attention. Human research indicates that boron aids the uptake of Calcium and Magnesium into bone as well as increasing vitamin D3 levels, important for bone mineral metabolism. Silicon is an essential nutrient for normal body function and one of the most common, but most of the silicon found in nature is in a sand form and is unable to be absorbed by the body. Plants can take Silicon up from the soil so consequently the forage and grains that horses consume contain small amounts. Silicon is also involved in the formation of the collagen matrix. Experiments showed Silicon deficient diets resulted in lower bone collagen levels, resulting in abnormal bone growth. The same series of experiments also showed that Silicon supplementation increased the rate of bone mineralisation as well as increasing the Glycosaminoglycan levels in cartilage, important in the prevention and treatment of degenerative joint disease. Studies carried out at the University of Texas underlined the importance of Silicon in maximizing bone density in young racehorses. In these studies horses on Silicon supplemented diets were able to train and race for longer and sustained less bone injuries than non-supplemented horses. This was attributed to a reduction in bone absorption and an overall improvement in bone density. It was noted that Silicon supplementation had no effect on growth rate, therefore was not connected with any risk of growth related diseases like OCD. Bone Builder contains a highly absorbable form of Silicon, along with Magnesium, Boron and the essential growth promoting Amino Acid Lysine. Each 30g dose delivers 9.48g Lysine, 5.25g Magnesium, 30.5mg Silicon and 25ppm Boron. Bone Builder should be fed to weanlings, yearlings and 2 year olds in training. Older horses (36 months upwards) do not benefit from supplementation as the collagen matrix has developed fully. It should be fed to broodmares during the last three months of pregnancy. When fed during lactation the levels in the milk increase, resulting in Silicon being available to the foal. Registered ACVM Act 1977, No A9377
    Recommended Daily Dose Rates: Foals & Weanlings: 15gms Yearlings & 2 year olds: 30gms Pregnant (last trimester) & Lactating Broodmares: 30gms
    1kg 10kg
  • Equine Athlete Chromium – Plus contains organic chromium, amino acids important to muscle performance and repair and Vitamin B6. Human athletes have known about the role of Chromium as an essential nutrient for years. However, it is only since 1992 that equine researchers have clearly defined Chromium’s role in improving performance. Kentucky researchers have shown that horses fed 5mg of organic Chromium per day had significantly lower blood lactate and blood cortisol levels after intense exercise. Lactic Acid is a by-product of energy metabolism. During intense exercise, it is accumulated in muscles and causes fatigue. Chromium has been shown to slow the build-up of lactic acid in the blood during strenuous exercise and delay the onset of fatigue. Thus increasing the amount of time an individual horse could sustain a maximal effort during intense exercise, racing or competition. Cortisol is commonly termed the “stress hormone”. Levels increase during stressful periods. Increased cortisol levels lead to a reduction in insulin levels. This results in reduced energy utilization and protein synthesis, important factors in the athletic horse. Chromium enhances the effect of insulin and improves the uptake of glucose and amino acids into the muscle cells. Tests have also shown that supplementation with organic Chromium has been shown to increase stress resistance and improve immunity, helping with improving resistance to bacterial and viral diseases. Organic Chromium is a useful nutritional supplement to assist horses that may be susceptible to muscle Tye-up. Further studies have shown that blood insulin was lower in horses on 5 mg per day, thus reducing the likelihood of a horse developing insulin resistance when on grain or high starch feeds. This effect may also be beneficial for overweight or obese horses as they are predisposed to develop insulin resistance. Human studies have shown how daily supplementation with Chromium increases muscle gain and reduces body fat when combined with a physical training programme. Equine Athlete CR3 Chromium- Plus also contains the essential branched chain amino acids Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine which are utilised directly by skeletal muscles to repair the muscle cells that are damaged during intense exercise. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is involved in the metabolism of these amino acids.
    Active Ingredients per Kg: Trivalent Chromium 0.033% L-Leucine 0.4% L-Valine 0.4% L-Isoleucine 0.2% Pyridoxiline (B6) 0.1%
    Daily Dose Rate: 15g Performance & Racehorses
  • Self adherent, high quality, veterinary support wrap.
    • Flexible substrate with strong self adhesive properties
    • Comfortable - won't stick to hair or skin
    • Soft light fabric for maximum conformability
    • Hand tearable for convenient and fast application
    • Suitable for tissue support and controlled compression where required
    • Wide range of colours
  • First aid kit for rider and horse.
    1 Medi-Plast Adhesive Bandage 5 cm 1 Medi- Wrap Cohesive Bandage 2 Medi- Crepe Bandage 7.5 cm 1 Triangular Bandage 1 Box 100 Waterproof Plasters 1 Box Strip Fabric Plaster 6cm x 1m 1 Roll Medi- Fix Non woven Adhesive 5 cm 4 pair Disposable Gloves 1 Antiseptic Cream 1 CPR Face Shield 2 Conform Wound Dressing 5 x 7.2 cm 2 Steripad Non Stick Dressing 5 x 5 cm 1 Stop Bleed gel sachet 2 Paraffin Gauze Dressing Sachets 1 Cool gel Pad 5 x 12 cm 1 Scissors 15 cm 1 Hand Sanitizer 1 Foil Rescue Blanket   Some brands may change
    1 Animalintex 1 Cool Pads 13 x 23 cm 1 Arctic Blast Bandage 10cm 1 Conform Wound Dressing 9x25cm 1 Equifix Skin Repair 200gm 1 Digital Thermometer 1 Hoof Poultice Pack 3 2 Steripad Dressing 10x10cm 2 Rolls Equibine Padding 30cm 2 Medi-Wrap Cohesive Bandage 1 Medi-Plast Adhesive Bandage 10cm     Some brands may change
     
    • Cool and soothing effect for many applications - ideal for post operative care.
    • Stays cold for up to 8 hours - can be reused up to that time of exposure.
    • No icing or refrigeration required.
    • Adheres to injury site but does not lift hair or coat.
    Read our article 'Horses Do Get Hot!' here.
    Small 5 x 12 cm Medium Plus 10cm x 31 cm
  • High quality 100% Cotton. Veterinary option in drawstring bag for outdoor use.
  • Digest-Rite Performance is a nutritional supplement especially formulated for performance horses. It contains a combination of prebiotics, digestive enzymes and toxin binders to enhance digestion of grain based diets and at the same time helps maintain a healthy digestive tract. It also binds harmful mycotoxins that often contaminate grains or hay and endophyte ryegrass (known to create the condition called Ryegrass Staggers). To meet the demands of training, competition and racing, performance horses need access to a concentrated energy source. Grains such as oats, barley and maize are ideally suited because of their high starch content. Because these grains are not part of their natural diet, horses are limited in the amount of starch they are able to digest at one time. If too much grain is fed at once, or if the passage of ingested grain through the small intestine is too rapid, undigested starch will pass into the large intestine where it will undergo bacterial fermentation. Hindgut fermentation of starch, especially in the absence of adequate fibre (grass and hay) intake, can lead to a condition known as hindgut acidosis. The acids produced by the fermentation process can affect performance, causing problems like stressful behaviour, over-excitability and muscle tye-up.Feeding a product that will enhance carbohydrate digestion has obvious advantages for the performance horse. Add to this the advantages of a product that has the ability to bind harmful mycotoxins, such as those from mould and endophyte fungus, it is easy to see why Digest-Rite should be part of every performance horse’s diet. Digest-Rite Performance is more than just a simple digestive additive - like those containing live yeast cultures. Digest-Rite Performance contains pre-biotics (mannan oligosaccharides), digestive enzymes (á amylase and â glucanase), rice bran oil and silicated oxides. It has a four way action: 1. By slowing the passage of food through the small intestine, allowing more time for the horse’s own digestive enzymes to work. 2. By enhancing digestion through the inclusion of enzymes that can break down sugar and starch. 3. The inclusion of the pre-biotics helps maintain a functional gut wall and ensures that nutrients are absorbed efficiently following digestion. 4. The silicated oxides bind harmful toxins and once bound they cannot be absorbed and are passed out in the horse’s faeces, also helping to prevent the absorption of the harmful by- products of hindgut fermentation. Digest-Rite should be fed to horses on high grain diets or when pasture conditions increase the likelihood of nutritional problems occurring. It should also be added if there is any likelihood that the hay being fed has developed any mould during storage. It contains no prohibited substances. Digest-Rite SPORT formulation is available for horses on mainly pasture diets. Click here to read about Carbohydrate Digestion and sugar in grasses
    Daily Dose Rate: Add 25gm per 1kg of grain/grain mix
    Available in 2kg, 5kg and 20kg bags
  • Equine Athlete Digest-Rite Sport Formula is a nutritional supplement formulated for both sport and pleasure horses whose diets are based on pasture and some hard feed. Digest-Rite provides a combination of scientifically proven pre-biotics, digestive enzymes, toxin binders and rice bran, all enhance digestion and at the same time help maintain a healthy digestive tract. It also helps prevent the absorption of harmful toxins and acids resulting from the digestion of some grasses and grains. Horses are browsing animals with very selective grazing habits. Their digestive systems are well adapted to handling grass and forage based diets. The quality and quantity of pastures that horses have access to in New Zealand are generally quite different from those of a natural habitat. Fresh or actively growing pasture is most often a problem. Horses often lack enzymes necessary to break down the soluble sugars (fructans) found in young grasses, they pass undigested into the large intestine (hindgut) where they undergo bacterial fermentation. Excess lactic acid is generated causing Hindgut Acidosis. This acid kills good bacteria, which as they die , give off a toxin that enters the bloodstream and causes Laminitis. Preventing that occurring by proving enzymes that assist the sugars to be digested more effectively before reaching the hindgut, assist the horse to avoid the possibility of those diet based issues. Most sport and pleasure horses are kept in situations where the amount of available grass is not sufficient to meet dietary requirements. A mix of concentrates is usually fed to provide the necessary extra energy. Oats and barley are ideally suited because of their high starch content; most pre-mixed feeds contain one if not all of these grains, some even contain maize the most energy intensive grain. As they are not part of a natural diet, horses are limited in the amount of grain they are able to digest at one time. Like grass, if too much is fed at once, or if the passage through the small intestine is too rapid, an undigested amount passes through to the hindgut where it creates the same issues as poorly digested grass sugars. These issues can also manifest in the horse’s behavior affecting both temperament and performance; over-excitability, seemly difficult to handle , also muscle type-up can be aresult. Feeding a product like Digest-Rite that will enhance digestion of grasses and grains has obvious advantages for sport and pleasure horses, especially those prone to these problems. Ryegrass Staggers is another common grass related problem. It occurs when horses graze pastures containing certain types of perennial ryegrass. As the name suggests, affected horses develop a staggery gait, most noticeable at the walk. The symptoms are caused by the toxin Lolitrem b, released by a fungus called an endophyte, that is found in the grass stem and mature leaves during the late summer/early autumn. Horses become affected when they ingest these parts of the plant . Other grasses such as Paspalum and Kikuyu can also create toxin type problems. Being able to feed a product that contains a toxin binding agent has obvious advantages for horses grazing problem pastures. The silicate oxides in Digest-Rite have a high capacity for binding harmful fungal and grass toxins . Once bound, the toxins cannot be absorbed and are passed out in the faeces. Digest-Rite is more than just a simple digestive additive – (like those containing live yeast cultures). Digest-Rite contains pre-biotics (mannan oligosaccharides), digestive enzymes (α amylase and β glucanase), rice bran and binding silicated oxides. It has a 4 way action: > Firstly by slowing the passage of food through the small intestine, allowing more time for the horse’s own digestive enzymes to work. > Secondly, by enhancing digestion through the inclusion of enzymes that break down sugar and starch. > The inclusion of the pre-biotics helps maintain a functional gut wall and ensures that nutrients are absorbed efficiently following digestion. > Finally the silicated oxides help prevent the absorption of potentially harmful toxins . Digest-Rite should be fed to sport and pleasure horses receiving a grass and grain diet or those grazing pastures where conditions are likely to cause nutritional problems such as over-excitability, muscle tye-up, laminitis or are grazing on fresh pasture or containing endophyte rye grass , paspalum or kikuyu. Digest-Rite contains no prohibited substances so can be safely fed before and during competition. Read about carbohydrate digestion and sugars in grasses View our 'Laminitis from Dietary Intake' article here
    20gm per Kg of hard feed (grains or pre-mixes) or 50gms per day for horses whose food intake is predominately forage (fibre) and pasture.
    Available in 2kg, 5kg and 20kg bags
    Equine x-Amyase : Richards,N:Choct,M;Hinch,GN;Rowe,JB Feeding Non Starch Polysacchrides Choct,M. Yeast Cell walls in animal nutrition; differentiation & specific properties of MOS &beta1, 6-glucans. Detlef Kampf, Marc Rovers, Felipe De Conti Horta Effects of dietary Short-chain fructo-oligosaccharides on the intestinal microflora of horses subjected to a sudden change in diet. F. Respondek, A.G. Goachet, V. Julliand Dietary fructans carbohydrate increases amine production in the equine large intestine : Implications for pasture-associated laminitis C. Crawford, M.F. Sepulveda, J. Elliott, P.A. Harris & S.R. Bailey. Dietary supplementation with short-chain fructo-oligosaccharides improves insulin sensitivity in obese horses. F.Respondek, K.Myers, T.L. Smith, A. Wagner & R.J. Geor Effects of feeding a blend of grains naturally contaminated with fusarium mycotoxins ….. the efficacy of a polymeric glucomannan mycotoxins absorbent. S.L. Raymond, T.K. Smith, & H.V. Swamy.
  • Vetpro Digest-Rite Calf has been developed to assist and improve the digestion process in calves being raised on milk and pellets. It also assists with the initial transition to grass. It is a nutritional supplement that improves the ability to digest efficiency and relieves scouring, this has a direct effect on the condition and development of the calf. It is an economic way to create a better return on the investment of raising calves. The formula is a combination of many key active ingredients that will help to improve the calf’s ability to process the product that the calf is fed with, milk, pellets or grass. Currently the only choices are products that contain pectin - used to thicken jam – or expensive compounds containing drugs such as antibiotics. The latter should only be given under the supervision of a veterinarian and used to assist in cases of infections. Antibiotics can create more difficulties in the digestive process for any animal. Products just containing pectin do not improve the animals digestive process, they literally just thicken the faeces so the problem of dehydration is somewhat reduced. Why not use a product that relieves the scouring, prevents that debilitation and will therefore have a direct beneficial effect on the overall wellbeing of the calf. Vetpro Digest-Rite Calf contains two enzymes – alpha amylase, beta glucanase, plus Biomos® (which is mannan oligosaccharide), has been proven to strengthen Gastro=intestinal tract defensive mechanism, plus a silicated oxide montmorillate plus stabilised rice bran which contains gamma oryzanol - a plant sterol giving it anabolic properties which improve muscle to fat ratios. Rice bran itself is a rich source of glycerides, free fatty acids, phospholipids and glycolipids. Its principle antioxidants are the tocopherals, tocotrienols and gamma oryzanol as well as inositol, phytic acid and choline. Vitamin E is one of the tocopherals found in Muscle-Max, but it is the tocotrienols, that are 50 times more potent than vitamin E, that makes rice bran such a potent antioxidant formulation. The product has been assessed by the MPI ACVM and approved as an agricultural compound that is exempt from registration.
    Available in 3 size options: 2 kg, 5 kg and 20 Kg A 50 gm scoop is provided in the pack
    Recommended daily dose rate for calves 0-4 weeks 25 gm per feed For older calves 50 gm per feed.
    Testimonial from Lewis Moody Dairy Farmer Kingseat : “Within 4 days of feeding Digest-Rite calf to my 40 calves that were scouring and a little poor, the scours completely stopped and within a week they were able to be released into paddocks. They all looked very healthy, bright eyed, no scours. The product helped my calves get the most out of the limited amount of feed they were being given. I believe I would have even better results if I had known about the product earlier and given it to them at the start. I mixed with the milk and then when out in the paddock it was mixed with the pellets.” Testimonial from Roie Wardell 09.08.2016 "Digest Rite Calf – Test group results week 3: At 3 weeks the calves on Digest Rite Calf are bigger, stronger and more active than the control group with no scours to date. To mix the Digest Rite Calf blend with water first then add to milk, you still get a small amount that settles but no blockages in the feeders. The calves find Digest Rite Calf palatable eating all of the product mixed with their feed."
    Dietary supplementation of ruminant diets with an Aspergillus oryzae α-amylase J.M. Tricarico Affiliations > Alltech Biotechnology Inc., Nicholasville, KY 40356, USA Correspondence > Corresponding author at: 3031 Catnip Hill Pike, Nicholasville, KY 40356, USA. Tel.: +1 859 885 9613; fax: +1 859 887 3233. J.D. JohnstonK.A. Dawson Accepted: April 27, 2007; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2007.04.017 Amylase addition increases starch ruminal digestion in first –lactation cows fed high and low starch diets P. Noziere, W.Steinberg,M.Silberberg,and D.P. Morgavi J.Dairy Sci. 97:1:10 http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2013-7095 Effects of dietary yeast β-glucan on nutrient digestibility and serum profiles in pre-ruminant Holstein calves MA Tao, TU Yan, ZHANG Nai-feng, GUO Jiang-peng, DENG Kai-dong, ZHOU Yi, YUN Qiang, DIAO Qi-yu Feed Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences/Key Laboratory of Feed Biotechnology, Ministry ofAgriculture, Beijing 100081, P.R.China Beijing General Station of Animal Husbandry, Beijing 100081, P.R.China Effect of mannanoligosaccharide on performance of calves fed acidified and non-acidified milk replacers". Newman, K.; Jacques, K. A.; Buede, R. (1993). " J. Anim. Sci. 71 (Suppl. 1): 271 Effects of Mannan Oligosaccharide or Antibiotics in Neonatal Diets on Health and Growth of Dairy Calves1 Heinrichs, A.J.; Jones, C.M.; Heinrichs, B.S. (2003). "". Journal of Dairy Science 86 (12): 4064–9.doi:10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(03)74018-1. PMID 14740845. Effect of mannan oligosaccharide supplementation on performance and health of Holstein calves Sellars, K.; Burrill, M.; Trei, J.; Newman, K. E.; Jacques, K. A. (1997). "". J. Dairy Sci. 80 (Suppl. 1): 188. Immune Parameters of Dry Cows Fed Mannan Oligosaccharide and Subsequent Transfer of Immunity to Calves". J Franklin, S.T.; Newman, M.C.; Newman, K.E.; Meek, K.I. (2005). " Journal of Dairy Science 88 (2): 766–75.doi:10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(05)72740-5. PMID 15653543. Effects of Mannan Oligosaccharide or Antibiotics in Neonatal Diets on Health and Growth of Dairy Calves A.J. Heinrichs Correspondence > Corresponding author. C.M. Jones Search for articles by this author B.S. Heinrichs Search for articles by this author Department of Dairy and Animal Science, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 16802 DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(03)74018-1 Bio-Mos: Opportunities for Improving Calf Production Published on: 6/5/2007 Author/s : Kyle Newman - Venture Laboratories Inc. (Courtesy of Alltech Inc.) Feed intake, digestibility, and live weight gain by cattle consuming forage supplemented with rice bran and (or) corn. Forster LA Jr1, Goetsch AL, Galloway DL Sr, Johnson ZB J Anim Sci. 1993 Nov;71(11):3105-14..Dept of Animal Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 72701. Endogenous toxins & mycotoxins in forage grasses & their effects on livestock. P.R. Cheeke Jnl Animal Science 3 909 -918
  • Designed as an instant “one off” first aid pack for bleeding injuries, either in the paddock or when you are out riding or competing. Contains all the bandaging and first aid products needed for on the spot treatment, plus an excellent information sheet on how to treat different types of wounds and a Robinsons Practical Bandaging booklet - everything the horse owner needs to treat an emergency wound. Packaged in a flat foil pouch for ease of storage. Quick and easy to grab in an emergency!
    2 x Co-hesive Wrap 2 x 10cm Orthoban Padding Bandage 2 x Steri-Pads 1 x Cool Gel Pad 10cm x 20cm 1 x Bandage Scissors 1 x Vetpro Antibacterial Gel 60ml 3 x 30ml Saline 1 x Irrigation Bulb Syringe Information sheet on wounds Robinsons Practical Bandaging booklet
  • Equifix Repair Cream is a topical application using the powerful healing properties of emu oil. It contains a high percentage of high quality emu oil and therefore very suitable for minor wounds and various skin conditions. Emu oil was discovered by the Aborigines many thousands of years ago. It has been utilised in Aboriginal culture as an antiseptic, analgesic and nutrient. Emu oil was used by them for joint aches and pains, sunburn, also as a moisturiser and to encourage skin repair. Emu oil has been discovered to be bacteriostatic, which means that it does not promote the growth of bacteria, it is also hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (low skin irritation and does not clog pores). From a veterinary aspect emu oil provides a pharmaceutical free, economic, natural option in the treatment of minor wounds, scar tissue and fungal skin conditions. It may be used on scar formations utilising its ability to promote normal tissue formation with 15% better collagen rejuvenation. The strict restraints in the equine field for the use of drugs during and proceeding competition mean that “EQUIFIX” provide a unique treatment regime for the equine athlete able to be used in competitive and racing conditions. The linoleric and oleic acid composition of the emu oil and the lack of long chain fatty acids in it’s’ make up are conducive to long shelf life. Emu oil products have been used in veterinary medicine in the USA and in Australia. Veterinarians have realised that emu oil products provide unsurpassed wound healing. In short the properties of the emu oil products encourage healing and epithelialisation. View our 'Emu Oil' Article Here... View our 'Mud Fever' Article Here...