• 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