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 increases the requirement for iron.
IRONCYCLEN is a specially formulated supplement to maximise haemoglobin and red blood cell production which helps improve the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood for peak performance.
The highly palatable molasses flavoured liquid formulation contains:
Each litre contains:
45 - 75 mL daily in feed or as directed by a veterinarian.
Maximum of 75 mL daily in early training for the first 6 weeks.
Give 45 mL daily in a “3 days on, 3 days off” routine while in hard training, increasing to a maximum of 75 mL daily if required.
“Booster” courses of FBC BLOODFOOD® at key training times will stimulate the bone marrow so that it can respond to the increased demand for more cells.
45 – 75 mL daily in a “3 days on, 3 days off” routine.
45 – 75 mL daily until anaemia corrected (usually 14 - 28 days) or as per veterinary advice.
Store below 30˚C (Room temperature)
Building blood counts
It is very rare for a performance horse to be clinically anaemic – but many may be borderline or in the low normal range. It is very rare for a performance horse to be clinically anaemic – but many may be borderline or in the low normal range. It is very rare for a performance horse to be clinically anaemic – but many may be borderline or in the low normal range.
Too much iron can cause a degree of gut ache. The forms of iron in IRONCYCLEN are less likely to cause this, however if there is too much iron in the diet the gut simply closes the gate preventing excessive absorption.
High calcium supplementation can cause a reduction in iron absorption and therefore in these circumstances iron supplementation would be beneficial.
A blood sample is the only way to definitively tell if your horse is anaemic but some of the clinical signs are:
• Decreased performance due to a lowered oxygen carrying ability.
• Poor recovery from exercise and excessive blowing
• Lack of stamina, poor finishing ability and general lethargy
• Swelling of lower legs and a rough dull coat,
• Pale mucous membranes may also be noticed such as the horse's gums appearing paler than usual.
Anaemia is a low red blood cell count or a low PCV (packed cell volume) or a low Haemoglobin reading or a low MCHC (mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration) or low MCH (mean corpuscular haemoglobin). Any of those factors or all of them are termed anaemia.
Injecting iron carries with it the risk of producing anaphylactic shock (severe allergic reaction) and bypasses the body’s regulatory mechanisms.
Vitamin C is not absorbed well in horses and iron and copper in solution rapidly destroys it. Horses can make their own vitamin C.