IRONCYCLEN liquid contains iron, copper and cobalt to supplement diets which may be deficient in these essential minerals. Racing, training, and other forms of hard exercise increase the requirement for iron.
IRONCYCLEN contains 3 forms of iron which are readily absorbed by the gut and are generally of a higher quality than the regular iron used in many supplements.
These blood building co-factors are essential for red blood cell and haemoglobin production. Without these co-factors, even with high levels of iron, the horse will still be unable to produce optimal amounts of red blood cells.
Packaging is light proof to prevent oxidisation of iron and co-factors by exposure to light, air and also to maintain stability and freshness.
Virbac has always had a commitment and reputation for quality. The high quality of IRONCYCLEN can only really be appreciated once you have started using it and seen the results.
For ease of dosing over the tongue or mixed into feed.
For easy storage and dosing
Each 4mL dose contains:
4mL daily in feed or as directed by a veterinary surgeon
1L, 5L and 20L containers (Please Note: 5L and 20L containers have a picture of a horse on them but are safe to use in greyhounds).
Studies in human sprinting athletes suggest that oral supplements of iron given about 15-24 hours prior to a race may help to ensure maximum oxygen use by loading iron-containing muscle enzymes in the pre-race period. Iron is utilised in the aerobic muscle energy pathways to aid utilisation of oxygen in metabolism. This may be of benefit in longer distance greyhounds where aerobic energy production provides up to 50% of the energy supply during a race. Obviously, any benefit to oxygen use in muscles in a sprint greyhound may help ensure maximum performance.
Add 6mL of IRONCYCLEN liquid to the evening meal on each of the two nights leading up to a race. Also provide 2 Rebound tablets (to provide B Complex and Vitamin C) to supplement other beneficial metabolic compounds for energy production and post-race recovery.
A IRONCYCLEN and NEUTRADEX tonic can be used to aid recovery after a hard race. Add 6mL IRONCYCLEN and 6mL NEUTRADEX over the tongue for two mornings after each hard race.
Chicken meats are low in iron, copper and Vitamin B12. A daily "foundation" supplement of FERAMO - D will provide extra iron and minerals to help correct most of this low dietary intake. However, as a booster, give 6mL of IRONCYCLEN liquid every second day when the greyhound is racing at irregular intervals greater than 7-10 days.
Note: The pre-race dosage of IRONCYCLEN, and post-race tonic of IRONCYCLEN and NEUTRADEX will effectively take the place of this twice weekly iron boost if the greyhound is racing regularly once per week.