• Soft and easy to unroll
    • Can be used for secondary absorption of wound exudates
    • Retains shape and structure even when wet
    • Highly comfortable to minimize spot pressure from folds and creases
  • Enriched with Bio Active Manuka Honey. A tropical treatment that revives, soothes and moisturises, use on dry, chaffed and irritated skin. Medicinal Properties: Paw Paw- Antibacterial and Antimicrobial Manuka Honey- Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Antiviral, Antiseptic, Anti-inflammatory
  • Supplementing horses with electrolytes is vital to the health and welfare of the horse. A horse that develops sweat will need replacement of the salts lost in that sweat. The harder a horse is working, or the hotter the conditions – the greater the loss of salts and minerals.

    The highest levels lost in sweat are sodium, chloride and potassium. Small amounts of calcium and magnesium are also expelled and smaller amounts of other trace minerals. These losses can result in the horse not being able to maintain the correct cellular fluid levels.

    Imbalanced and low fluid levels can result in ineffective transmission of nerve impulses and also muscle contractions. Insufficient electrolytic levels will result in early fatigue and reduced stamina. In extreme cases a horse will lose the desire to drink water, thus compounding the detrimental effects on their health and more severe symptoms such as unco-ordinated movements, muscle weakness and sometimes trembling.

    Vetpro has developed a specialist pH neutral electrolyte formulation with higher levels for horses in hard work such as racing and endurance and eventing. Or horses working in very hot conditions.

    Vetpro Performance Electrolytes are a neutral pH composition. The idea of acid and alkaline electrolyte supplements is now regarded by equine physiologists to be unnecessary. Horses can develop a mild metabolic acidosis after intense exercise and may develop a metabolic alkalosis in situations of heavy sweat loss. In both these cases so long as there is sufficient chloride in the DEB then the horses kidneys will sort out its own acid/base balance.

    View our 'Electrolytes - Why, When, What, How' Article Here... View our 'Tye-Up' Article Here...
    Active ingredients per kg:

    Carbonate 60g Magnesium 8.82g Potassium 208g Calcium 40g Sodium 156g Sulphate 34.84g Chloride 430.7g

    5kg 10kg 25kg.
    Daily dose rates: One scoop of 45g.
  • This is a nutriceutical supplement for horses that are involved in strenuous fast work, such as racing, eventing, hunting and active fast training where the horse may be asked for high speed sustained over a distance. It is of particular assistance to horses who are in recovery from an airways virus and returning to training. It is important to note that one of the initiating factors of the problem - is the airway infection or virus that may not have been detected early enough and the horse may not have been given sufficient rest or support therapy doing this time. As a result the immune system is reduced in efficiency and the capillaries weakened. Ongoing correct management after such and episode is important, such as dampening all feeds and wash hay, reducing dust, especially in the barn cleaning and bed changing – remove the horse when this is occurring. One of the key ingredients is called Rutin, this is natural substance derived from some plants and yields quercetin and rutinose It is used in many countries in human therapeutics as a vasoprotectant, assisting the strengthening of small capillaries which have become fragile and broken down. Literally its the pressure of the strenuous exercise creating a high air demand through the lungs, that cause the capillaries to breakdown and leak.  Horses that are roarers, even surgically adjusted, have a greater pressure build up and are therefore prone to this problem. There is limited science in equine applications but strong anecdotal evidence is such that this ingredient, especially when enhanced with Vitamin C, can assist in the recovery of horses to full performance levels, but also as a preventative to reduce the negative effects of high speed or prolonged strenuous work. The pressure created in the lungs under stress, can cause the capillary walls to break down. To be most effective it needs to be fed over a sustained period , ie all the time the horse is in work, and in conjunction with a more carefully prepared work schedule and a stable management regime to reduce any negative influences on the airways. Nutritional supplementation should be started prior to the horse starting training, whether from a rest turn out, or illness. Another factor in capillary weakness is a lowered immune system, so full levels of Vitamins A, D and C have been included in the product to assist an improvement with this vital aspect. Vitamin A can be deficient in horses on restricted green pasture, but fed predominately grain and hay instead. This is often the case with racing horses. Vitamin D is readily available to grazing animals exposed to daily sunlight, but again horses kept stabled or night grazed may have sub optimal levels which is negative to performance and the integral health of the horse. Vitamin C is well known for its anti-oxidant properties, reducing the damaging free radicals developed in the transfer of cellular energy. However its inclusion in the formula is also to enhance the effects of Rutin and assist horses in recovery from stress and illness. The product Rutin is a bioflavanoid and does not contravene racing regulations, neither does the level of Vitamins.
    Active ingredients per kg:             Rutin Powder 20,000 mg Vitamin A 833,350 iu Vitamin C 16,667 mg Vitamin D3 50,000 iu Calcium 145 gm Magnesium 113 gm
    Racehorses, Eventers: 60 gm (30gm twice daily)
    Suggestions for Standardbred Horses : For a horse suspected of the problem a re-think of the training regime is also a part of the solution. It is important to have a warm up of 10 minutes before work and a warm down after, more so in a cold environment. Swimming can stress the airway system, only swim as interval training for short bursts at a time with the same period rest to reduce the pressure until deep breathing is lowered, before another swim. It is the deep breathing that is important to avoid. Limit to two bursts of swimming. It is thought that not only is the breakdown caused by the lung pressure but is amplified by the concussive effect from a hard track. So it is preferable to train using slow long distance work in the initial 6-8 weeks working towards fast work. Only use short hit out half pace 200 metres (furlong), using a softer surface if possible. Only start full hit outs sprints for 200 metres (furlong), after a good warm up, then allow recovery before repeating, then the warm down. Avoid all out sustained work, it is important to reduce the time that full blood pressure is being created in the lungs and blood vessels.  Studies have shown that as long as the early slow conditioning work is carried out to create musculoskeletal strength and fitness, then the use of short sprints with a recovery period between will have the horse in a better condition to race or perform. Save the full demand for that day and then allow recovery and go back to slow work immediately after.  Observe the breathing of the horse closely in all training and racing and reduce the demand if it becomes stressed and allow recovery. It is the slow work and the recovery times, reducing the high demand work and feeding a support supplement that can help keep the performance of the horse up to a maximum.  Suggestions for Thoroughbred Horses & Eventers : It is important to have a warm up of 10 minutes before work and a warm down after, more so in a cold environment. Swimming can stress the airway system, only swim for short (60 sec) at a time with the same 60 second rest to reduce the pressure for 30 second s or until deep breathing is lowered, before another swim. It is the deep breathing that is important to avoid. Limit to two burst of swimming. It is thought that not only is the breakdown caused by the lung pressure but is amplified by the concussive effect from a hard track. So it is preferable to train using slow long distance work in the initial 6-8 weeks working towards a fast canter, but not a gallop. Only use short hit out half pace 400-500 metres, using a softer surface if possible. Only start full hit outs sprints for 300-400 metres , after a good warm up, then allow recovery before repeating, then the warm down. Avoid all out sustained work , it is important to reduce the time that full blood pressure is being created in the lungs and blood vessels.  Studies have shown that as long as the early slow conditioning work is carried out to create musculoskeletal strength and fitness, then the use of short sprints with a recovery period between will have the horse in a better condition to race or perform. Save the full demand for that day and then allow recovery and go back to slow work immediately after.  Observe the breathing of the horse closely in all training and racing and reduce the demand if it becomes stressed and allow recovery. It is the slow work and the recovery times, reducing the high demand work and feeding a support supplement that can help keep the performance of the horse up to a maximum.
  • The intense muscular activity associated with training and competition, whether it is racing, eventing, show jumping endurance or dressage, results in an increase in body heat. The only way a horse can get rid of this heat is through sweat loss. Sweat also represents the main route of fluid and electrolyte loss, between 5 and 10 litres per hour can be lost during an event or race. Rapid replacement of the fluid and electrolytes is important for a quick recovery. Failure to adequately replace lost electrolytes will lead to dehydration. Saline drenching has always been the traditional method of ensuring rapid electrolyte replacement. Although effective, this method is often inconvenient and expensive as it usually requires the services of a veterinarian. Now there is an alternative to saline drenching. Quick-lyte paste is a combination of electrolytes and chelated minerals formulated in a single dose syringe. One 30ml dose syringe replaces the electrolytes lost in 2 litres of sweat. Because the electrolytes in Quick-lyte are present in a highly absorbable form, they are rapidly absorbed from the horse’s stomach. Quick-lyte uses a patented carrier that ensures the stability of the electrolytes and minerals during storage and also gives the product its free-flow properties that make it easy to use. After taking Quick-lyte, horses have a strong desire to drink so it is important that fresh drinking water is made available. This makes Quick-lyte ideal to use before and after long float trips. How often do you hear of horses who won’t drink when they travel away from home? Quicklyte will trigger a response to drink and often then to eat. Some indications for using Quick-lyte include:
    • 8 to 12 hours before intense exercise
    • 1 to 2 hours after intense exercise
    • Regularly during hot summer months
    • When horses won’t take electrolytes in their feed
    • Endurance Recovery Stops
    • After transportation
    Quick-lyte also contains Iron Gluconate as well as Zinc, Copper and Cobalt chelates, all essential minerals for red blood cell production. Chelated minerals are more easily absorbed than ordinary minerals as they do not compete with each other for absorption sites across the gut wall. In addition, chelated means the presence of iron in Quick-lyte has no effect on adsorption of the minerals.
    Per 30ml dose: Potassium 3776mg Sodium 2832mg Chloride 7791mg Calcium 250mg Magnesium 78mg Iron 17mg Zinc 3mg Copper 2.8mg Cobalt 0.42mg VitaminE 150iu
    Quick-lyte is available in single dose 30ml syringes.
  • Calming Formula for Horses Horses can become tense for many reasons, but when it stems from a shortfall in the levels of certain key nutritional ingredients, then Equine Relax can provide the answer to achieving a more sensible and attentive animal. Equine Relax contains the full range of actives that can be low in the horse’s diet. Firstly, it contains Vitamin B1 and Vitamin E, both these vitamins can help nervous horses to settle, as well as being advantageous for muscle problems. It also contains Magnesium, some horses may suffer from a lack of available magnesium in their diets and these horses become hypersensitive, even in their normal stable environment. It contains the amino acid L-Tryptophan which has a calming effect on horses. When fed in high doses Tryptophan is converted by the body to a natural sedative. In humans it has been used to treat insomnia. Equine Relax can be used right up to and during competition as it contains no prohibited substances. It does not reduce performance.
    Per Kg: L-Tryptophan                     45,000mg Vitamin E                           10,000mg Vitamin B1                         19,600mg Magnesium                        108,000mg
    Daily dose rate is 35g for ponies and 50g for horses. The time a horse may take to respond varies on the type of horse and its general level of reactions. For example, some reported responses have been 5-7 days, others up to 21 days. It can be used for a few days prior to a competition at twice the daily dose.
    500g 1kg 2kg 5kg
  • All the emergency items you need for a ride out, packed in a comfortable waterproof waist bag- Trekking, Endurance training, Beach and forest, Pony Club Camp.
    1 Poncho 1 medi crepe 5cm 1 Triangular Bandage 1 Thermal rescue Blanket 1 Disposable Latex Gloves (pair) 1 CPR face shield 5 Medi Band Plasters 4 Alcohol Swabs 1 Bandage Scissors 1 Bug repellent 50ml 1 Medi Conform Bandage 1 Steri Pad dressing 10 x 10cm 1 Cool Gel Pad 1 Orthoban padding Rolls 1 Medi Wrap bandage 10cm 1 Saline Wash 1 Hoof Pick 1 Lead rope 1 Emergency Contact Card   Products are subject to change due to availability.
  • For Essential Fast First Aid SEAL-ON is a fine powder that rapidly absorbs blood from minor scrapes and grazes to form a gel-like layer over the wound.
    • Unique Powder Spray Action
    • Ideal for minor cuts, grazes and abrasions
    • Safe for use on all animals
    • Hypoallergenic and pH balanced
    • Highly effective haemostat- reduces the risk of renewed bleeding
    • Safe to use with no contraindications
    • Very economical compared to other stop bleed products
  • Cells need energy - energy to drive muscles, digest food, transmit nerve impulses. The byproducts of cellular energy production are waste products called peroxides. These are particularly important in the athletic horse, whose musculoskeletal system demands a huge amount of energy. Unless the peroxides are neutralised muscle damage will occur. Antioxidants work to neutralise these peroxides. One of the most important antioxidants in the body is the Selenium containing enzyme Glutathione Peroxidase. This makes Selenium an extremely important trace element. New Zealand soils are generally low in Selenium. In fact over 30% of farmland is deficient. Dietary supplementation is the only way to ensure adequate intakes. Selenium is usually given in general mixes as Sodium Selenite the inorganic form. This may be sufficient for the daily requirement in areas with good levels of selenium in the soil but problems can occur with poor absorption due to competition with other minerals. The liquid form of Selenium is potentially extremely toxic if too much is given, the dose rate is very small and therefore can be easily overdosed, or since it is often not a daily dose, it can also be forgotten. Chelation is a process by which a mineral is bound to an easily absorbed organic molecule, allowing much better absorption and utilisation of the mineral. Equine Selenium K contains Selenium EDTA, a new form of Chelated Selenium. It is well known that daily supplementation is the most efficient way to administer Selenium. One 15 gram dose of Selenium K provides 1.66mg of available Selenium, this being the optimal level for an adult horse. It is an easy efficient non toxic way of ensuring correct selenium levels. Broodmares should also receive Selenium K in the breeding season as it is known to help increase fertility. Equine Selenium K is in a Kelp base. Kelp meal is a natural feed supplement derived from a seaweed found only in the North Atlantic Ocean. Rich in micronutrients; it contains over 30 minerals including Boron, Molybdenum, Iodine, Sulphur and Iron, 12 Vitamins, 18 Amino Acids as well as high levels of Alginic Acid. View our 'Selenium Toxicity' Article Here... View our 'Tye-Up' Article Here...
    Selenium Chelate (EDTA) Also contains the following Amino Acids: Alanine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Glycine, Glutamic Acid, Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Phenylalinine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Tryosine, Valine.
    30mg/Kg LWT Adult Horses : 15gms Ponies : 10gms Yearlings : 10gms Weanlings : 5gms
  • Vetpro has produced a range of first aid kits for larger animals – this kit has been designed for the small pet owner. A variety of items that may assist in an emergency such as wounds, burns, grazes. Complete with saline to sluice a dirty wound , alcohol swabs to clean around the area, small size soft adhesive bandages , scissors , tweezers and adhesive tape . Latex gloves are also included for the owner.
    1 x Petsportz wrap 5 cm 1 x Medi Stretch 2.5 cm x 4.5 m 1 x Medi Fix 5 cm x 1m 1 x Scissors 1 x Tweezers 2 x Gloves Latex Pair 2 x Saline Sterile Wound Wash 30ml 6 x Alcohol Swabs Sachet 1 x Antibacterial Gel 60ml 1 x Burn Jel Sachet 2 x Steripad 5cm x 5cm 1 x Underpad 1 x Emu Oil Skin repair 50gm 1 x Plastic Box   Products are subject to change due to availability.
  • Unique powder formula that blocks all UVA and UVB rays. An innovative solution to protecting the white skin of animals that is susceptible to sun damage. It creates a smooth film like coating when applied to the skin – similar to a human cosmetic powder. Since it is a light powder horses do not have an adverse reaction to application on sensitive areas like around the muzzle. The sponge fits neatly into the hand so the horse is unaware of any sensation other than the light touch of a hand, therefore does not try and rub it off on surrounding surfaces and people.
    • Blocks all UVA and UVB rays
    • Is easy to apply with a small dabbing sponge (provided)
    • Has an all natural non-irritant formula
    • Is economic as a small amount covers a large area
    • Long lasting 24 hours minimum (unless washed off)
    • Is non-sticky so does not attract dust and feed
    • Available in a 120gm pot complete with applicator sponge
  • Vet Naturals Dog Soap

    Removes odours, cleans the coat naturally and safely.  Wet the coat and rub soap to create a lather avoiding the eyes - rinse thoroughly and dry. No parabens. Ideal for sensitive skins.

    Lemongrass oil Tea Tree oil Neem oil Kawakawa oil Peppermint leaves Manuka oil Sustainable palm oil No parabens. Ideal for sensitive skins.

  • Gently brightens white areas and cleans stains for a quick and easy result. Ideal for sensitive skin.

    Vet Naturals Stains & Socks Horse Soap is available in 100gm tins. Made in New Zealand.

    Promotional opportunities available; custom labels available on request.

    Sustainable Palm Oil

    Lemongrass Oil

    Tea Tree Oil

    Neem Oil

    Kawakawa Oil

    Peppermint Leaves

    Manuka Oil

    No Parabens

  • Sterile Wound Hydrogel
    • Promotes wound healing
    • Clear viscose hydrogel dressing
    • Maintains optimum hydration for moist wound healing
    • Excellent donation and absorption properties
    • Gentle cleansing action
    • Easy to apply and use without mess
    • Presented sterile for optimum infection control
    • High quality Oil based formula
    • Prevents chafing in all contact areas
    • Acts as a lubricant & moisture barrier
  • 1 It should remove embedded dirt. 2 It should relieve minor fungal and bacterial skin infections. 3 It should leave the coat with a healthy sheen. Vetpro Fungal Cleansing Shampoo combines all these properties. It contains a surfactant which gives the shampoo its rich lathering ability, lifting dirt from the coat. Kerasol, a hydrolysed form of Keratin, revitalizes the hair while Aloe Vera moisturizes the coat, leaving it with sheen. Dry, flaky skin disappears.
    Two of the active ingredients have anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, effective for many minor skin conditions. Mud fever has a reputation of being difficult to treat due to persistent skin moisture coupled with the infective organism living beneath the exudative crust on the skin. Vetpro Fungal Cleansing Shampoo softens the crust, allowing them to be gently lifted off the skin and Aloe Vera and Kerasol leave the skin moisturized. Girth rash and cover rubs also respond well to treatment with Vetpro Fungal Cleansing Shampoo. Find out more about Mud Fever here.