VITAMIN B1 provides the essential vitamin Thiamine.
DESCRIPTION: Supplement of essential Vitamin B1 (Thiamine).
COMPOSITION: Thiamine hydrochloride 125 mg/ml.
INDICATIONS: Thiamine (Vitamin B1) plays an important role in the metabolism of carbohydrates and energy production for all cells. Thiamine is most important in the breakdown of pyruvic acid, a waste product in hard working muscles, along with lactic acid. In any situation where carbohydrates are the major energy source, or when glucose is added to the diet, thiamine requirement is increased significantly. Thiamine is essential as part of the coenzyme which is involved in the breakdown of glucose for energy.
Thiamine, in conjunction with Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), is essential in the metabolism of amino acids and proteins. Thiamine has effects on all tissues. The most sensitive are nerves, stomach and heart.
Free Thiamine cannot be stored in the body and it is rapidly absorbed from the intestine or blood as well as from sites. Like all B Complex vitamins, Thiamine is water soluble, so it is rapidly absorbed and excreted from the body and requires regular supplementation, especially in hard working animals when dietary input will most likely not be sufficient.
Thiamine is found in both cereal and meat products. Small amounts are manufactured in the gut, as long as horse is not under stress. Thiamine in food is destroyed by cooking. 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 muscle weakness, fatigue, loss of appetite and increased heart rate. (This may be an important factor in endurance horses fed high grain diets). Many of these signs can be traced back to increased tissue levels of pyruvic and lactic acids. Nerve cells are particularly dependent on carbohydrate metabolism and normal nerve function is greatly affected by increased levels of these acids during hard work.
FOR: Horses, Dogs and Camels.
DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION: Administer 5-10ml by intramuscular (IM) twice weekly or as advised by a veterinary surgeon.
STORAGE: Store below 25C (air conditioning) and protect from light (always keep stored in box).
Tips for Trainers: Vitamin B1 is best known for its ability to calm nervous horses when given in large doses. B1 is readily absorbed from the intestine, so may also be given in oral (paste or powder) formulations. Vitamin B1 is for excitable or nervous horses that require a more effective calming or if travelling horses do not settle well when shipping. Administer Vitamin B1 s prior to conditions which may excite a horse, can assist in calming them. Horses on high grain diets in particular, may benefit from additional VITAMIN B1.
NOTE: This product can be used with any other Vitamin or supplement from Racehorse Meds.
For use as a supplemental source of Vitamins & Amino Acids in horses, cattle, sheep, swine, camels, alpacas and pigeons. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.