Tuesday, October 09, 2007
FOLIC ACID/FOLIC B12
WHAT IS IT?
FOLIC ACID & VITAMIN B12 are essential B Complex vitamins, both vitaly involved in many critical metabolic processes related to coenzymes for tissues formation, DNA synthesis, complete utilisation of carboydrates and proteins for nervous tissue maintenance and energy production, and blood counts.
WHAT'S IN IT?
FOLIC ACID/B12 INJECTION:
Folic acid 18mg/mL
Cyanocobalamin (vit B12) 500ug/mL
VITAMIN B12 INJECTION;
Cyanocobalamin (Vit b12) 1mg/mL
FOLIC ACID INJECTION;
Folic acid 15mg/mL
WHAT DOES IT DO?
FOLIC ACID and VITAMIN B12 act in synery in the formation of DNA and deficiencies can have serious consequences, both in performance horses with a high tissue turnover rate, and in pregnancy and growth of young foals. Clinically the first sign of deficiency is anaemia. Lack of either FOLIC ACID or VITAMIN B12 can create anaemias. As the deficiency may be indistiguishable for either of these essential vitamins, they are often grouped in one product for therapeutic and preventive use.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
FOLIC ACID is an essential B Group vitamin which is involved in many metabolic processes as an important coenzyme. Its most important role is in the formation of nucleic acids (DNA) from amino acids.
FOLIC ACID (along with VITAMIN B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and Iron) is vital tothe formation of red and white blood cells and haemoglobin, as well as for rapidly dividing cells which include gastrointtestinal epitheleal cells, the growing foetus, skin and hair.
FOLIC ACID is involved in the formation of the amino acids methionine and glycine, as well as the vitmin choline. Vitamin B12 is essential to the formation of FOLIC ACID. Folate is abundant in fresh, green feeds, but processing feed rapidly destroys it. FOLIC ACID supplementation is highly recommended during pregnancy, as deficiencies in young growing animals are often associated with retardation.
Cooking and storage of feeds destroy Folic Acid levels. When antibiotics, particularly Sulphur drugs, are used for extended periods, the normal synthesis of Folic acid in the gut will be reduced, and the requirement for Folic Acid are increased.
FOLIC ACID requirements are far greater in athletic performance horses where the synthesis and absorption from the gut are reduced by the stress of training and performance. Supplements of FOLIC ACID are reported to improve antibody response in animals.
VITAMIN B12 is useful to stimulate appetite in horses, and is essential in maintenance of adequate blood counts.
HOW IS IT USED?
(All 3 Products)
Give 5 - 10mL by intramuscular injection regularly twice weekly, oras advised by a veterinary surgeon.
CAN IT BE USED WITH ANYTHING ELSE?
Yes, FOLIC ACID, FOLIC ACID/VITAMIN B12 and VITAMIN B12 can be used with all Nature Vet Products.
PACK SIZES & PRESENTATION
100mL sterile injection as:
FOLIC ACID 100mL
FOLIC ACID/VITAMIN B12 100 mL
VITAMIN B12 100 mL
HOW ARE THEY STORED?
Store below 25 celcius (air conditioning). Protect from light (always store in box).