Vitamin B1 Injection
Supplement of essential Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) for Horses and Dogs By Naturevet
How does Vitamin B1 work?
THiamine (Vitamin B1) plays an important role in the metabolism of carbohydrates and energy production for all cells.
Free Thiamine cannot be stored in the body and it is rapidly absorbed from the intestine or blood as well as from injection sites.
Like all B complex vitamins, Thiamine is water soluble so it is rapidly absorbed and rapidly excreted from the body. This is why regular supplementation is often needed - especially in hard working animals when dietary input is not sufficient.
Thiamine is found in both meat and cereal products. Thiamine in food is destroyed by cooking. For example, Beef loses up to 75% of its Thiamine when cooked.
High doses of Thiamine are reported to help calm nervous or over excitable horses.
Clinical signs of Thiamine deficiency include:
Fatigue, muscle weakness, loss of appetite and increased heart rate
This may be an important factor on endurance horses fed a high grain diet.
Dosage and Administration:
Horses: Give 5 - 10ml by intramuscular injection twice weekly or as directed by your vet
Dogs: Give 1-2ml twice weekly or as directed by your vet.
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