AN167 Equines, Greyhounds Performance Racing Industry (lactic acid, pulmonary bleeds),
Oral vitamin C (vitamin C powder dissolve in water) daily to strengthen capillaries, and aid depletion from stress and pressure on the body. Racehorses experience some degree of bleeding soon after beginning fast work. In general, the incidence and severity of bleeding increase with age.
Researchers use the term "pulmonary capillary stress failure" to describe this phenomenon. It is known that blood pressures within the lung increase dramatically during exercise and can be two or three times higher than in other species during equivalent exercise. As well, the harder the exercise, the greater the increase in pulmonary capillary pressure and the probability of blood vessel rupture.
Studies conducted by researchers at the University of California, Davis, and the Japan Racing Association have shed some light on why blood pressures in the lung increase so dramatically during exercise, therefore the demand or need for Vitamin C increases tenfold. Although equines and canines are capable of synthesizing their own vitamin C, do not manufacture all of this nutrient that they need - particularly during times of stress.
When is vitamin C needed?
When a horse or canine is stressed (e.g. intensely exercising, long hauls), production of vitamin C can keep up with its demand. Supplementation can help decrease the detrimental effects of the stress on the immune system. The usual recommendation is 7 to 10 grams of ascorbic acid a day during the short term around stressful situations.Remember vitamin C is water soluble so if you are supplementing too much it will be wasted, and the liver will slow down production due to the decreased need for the vitamin.
Dissolve Approx. one tablespoon of sodium ascorbate powder (vitamin C) in water with or without the herbal Lacto Aid drops and oral syringe before a race, repeat if bleeding occurs. Vitamin C repairs capillaries and strengthens them. One can continue daily of oral dosing of vitamin C to help repair capillaries and strengthen.
Eg three to four times a week.
Use in conjunction with Vitamin C. Vitamin C is necessary for the development of normal collagen, which is the main component in connective tissue. Collagen resides in skin and blood vessels. A deficiency of vitamin C weakens blood vessels, which can lead to a condition called fragile capillaries. Dissolve Approx. 2 teaspoons (10grams) of sodium ascorbate powder (vitamin C) in water with or without the herbal Lacto Aid drops and oral syringe before a race, repeat if bleeding occurs.
Vitamin C repairs capillaries and strengthens them. One can continue daily of oral dosing of vitamin C to help repair capillaries and strengthen. Eg three to four times a week.
Give a dose before training:
Canine: 40 drops (dilute first in some food) Equine: 10 drops (dilute in some apple juice or syringe side of mouth) NB. equines have a "unique metabolism" therefore only requiring small amounts of herbal extract.
Give a dose before a competition:
Canine or Equine:
Approx. 1ml/cc before a race. If needing further assistance afterward, continue dosing every 20 minutes until relaxed. E.g. Dilute and hand feed it a piece of food. Or oral syringe diluted in some apple juice. Can add 2 teaspoons of Vitamin C to this herbal dosing.
Comparing the use of herbs with drugs in performance horses is contradictory.
The vast majority of commonly used herbs, being a natural nutrient and medicine for the horse, provide preventive nutrition and maintain and restore their natural level of performance. Therefore they are not performance enhancing.
Because the various controlling bodies of some sports know they cannot effectively control the use of herbs, they publish deliberately conflicting “information” about herbs and swabbing to try to discourage their use. This is very confusing to most competitors who want to do the right thing by their horses and also want to obey the rules. It is also exploiting the lack of knowledge on this topic by the average competitor.
For example, many competitors believe that if a horse has received one swabbable product once it will return a positive swab forever!! This is not true.
Another question of extreme importance in swabbing is the fine line between herbs which are both feeds and medicines. No drug can ever be regarded as a nutrient. Nutraceuticals such as MSM, chondroitin, and glucosamine are allowed, and will not return a positive swab and yet there are many herbs which carry out similar functions in a preventive nutrition role, just as, if not more effectively and definitely less expensively.
Some commonly used herbs are feeds as well as medicines, this was determined by the horse during its evolution!
It is a complex topic, which requires a basic understanding of the facts, which are presented here for the information of all competitors. The most important fact is that a herb cannot be swabbed for, it has to be a constituent, which is explained here.
The science of pharmacognosy, which identifies and isolates “active” constituents from plants, considers that most herbal medicines contain phytochemicals which are chiefly responsible for the therapeutic activity of that plant. From a herbalist’s point of view, the whole herb acting synergistically in the body is what constitutes the therapeutic activity of a plant medicine. However, the pharmacognosy view becomes very important when it comes to herbs and swabbing.
“The chemical compounds in plants that confer the physiological effects in human or animal bodies are usually referred to as the active constituents or active principles. In herbal medicine, the superior therapeutic qualities of Galenical preparations are recognised. Galenical preparations are made from crude plant materials, and therefore contain a multitude of chemical compounds. In contrast, conventional plant-derived pharmaceuticals nearly always consist of one particular active constituent, which has been isolated from the crude plant material. Experience has shown Galenical preparations to have a number of advantages over isolated plant constituents. In brief, they produce far fewer side-effects, they are gentle, yet effective, and they are simple and cheap to produce
Non-Drug Prescription Set of 3. Naturopathics for horses or greyhounds - racing - Non swabbable
1. HAMPL PerformAid 167-1 30ml (1oz) drops
Contains a homeopathic combination of:
Arnica 10M, CM (prevent or treat bleeding and bruising and strains)
Bach Rescue Remedy (stress or shock),
Nerve Tonic, 200C CM.
Performance animals under a lot of stress physically.
~ Use as a prevention of nervous, bleeding, bruising, shock from any bumps or knocks and strains. Bruising, sprains, concussion, accidents, shock, exhaustion, muscle aching, from strains, sport, overextended, bleeding. Or If pulled up sore or injured, repeat this remedy as soon as possible to prevent any further bruising, bleeding and nerve damages.
SUGGESTION - Put 1 pill in 1/2 cup of water and stir, then using an oral syringe add 5ml of liquid in the mouth before going on track - training or event. Repeat three repeats every 15 minutes after a race if had any contact or pulled up sore. Or apply several drops on top of head behind the ears.
2. HAMPL LactoAid 167-2 50ml (1.7oz) drops
The herbal combination with homeopathic - homeopathic Lactic Ac 6X, 1M, Pinus Pinaster (Maritime Pine herb) 1:2.
100% natural treatment to help prevent or treat Lactic acid build up after strenuous performances, racing, endurance animals.This must be diluted in some apple juice and syringed side of the mouth. See label for how much and how often.
3. Vitamin C powder 100gm
100% Sodium ascorbate crystals, dissolvable in water.
Using an oral syringe 10ml every hour or half-hourly - 4 x daily.
For all species, size, and ages.
(a) “HOMEOPATHICS”are sold in either a clear liquid or tiny white pills or granules – both have no odour or taste) Easy “application dosing” for all species:
Refer to Bottle Label for suggested frequencies repeat dosing needed per day.
NOTE: the rule is one must “repeat a dose” more frequently with less time in between each application dose, which is more important than the amount given each time. Repeat application will provide faster action.
(b) “HERBAL MEDICINES ” (brown liquid – strong odour & tasting) ”Application dosing” for all species and sizes: Canine, equine, cow, sheep, goat : add herbal drops (as recommended on bottle label) to some (unsweetened apple sauce or apple juice) for canines and oral syringe side of mouth. Can add other vitamins (crushed) Alkaline green powders etc. to mix.
Refer to Bottle Label for amount of drops per species size. e.g 60 drops = 1 teaspoon
What I do for example: If I was needing to give herb treatments and/or vitamin supplements to feline or toy dog or other small animals – I add this herbal formula to a small bowl add some boiled water (about a teaspoon) to it so to dissolve the alcohol in it, let cool, then add what vitamins If needed (powder or crushed tab – a pinch) mixed in another 50ml of water, and oral syringe once a day or twice a day …smear on a little “vegemite paste” (if cannot get Vegemite in your country, try fresh pate or slippery elm powder added can help mask the taste) around and on tip of oral syringe, as felines seem to real like the taste of this paste, but not too much as it is quite a strong taste)
(c)“NUTRITIONAL Mix ” Giving vitamins and supplements (tablets or powders) Note: always crush tablet before adding to food or liquid mix. Felines or small animals: make up 1 cup of mixture, adding approx. a pinch of some type of Green powder (alkaline powder) or Chlorella powder (cleansing of toxins) or 1/4 Teaspoons of Slippery elm powder (to mask the taste) with 1 teaspoon of herbs if you are having to also give herbal medicines (i.e. brown liquid) Med to large animals: add twice to three times the amount.
DOSING: Feline or small animal: using an oral syringe draw up 1ml and gently small sips. Or add a teaspoon to meals if they don’t mind eating it with meals (mix well into food) Do not put in Fridge. Room temp is best as too cold is dislike by felines.
DOSING: Canine, equine, cow, sheep, goat: try mixing well into food and hand piece before feeding main meals. Or dose same as suggested for felines, but add three times as much herbal medicines and vitamins to 1/2 cup of water or (unsweetened) apple sauce or apple juice.
What I do for example: If i was needing to give herb treatments and/or vitamin supplements to feline or toy dog or other small animals – I add this herbal formula to 1/2 cup of boiled hot water to it so to dissolve the alcohol in it, let cool, then add what vitamins If needed (powder or crushed tab – a pinch) mixed in another 50ml of water, and oral syringe once a day or twice a day …. smear on a little “vegemite paste” (if cannot get Vegemite in your country, try fresh pate or slippery elm powder added can help mask the taste) around and on tip of oral syringe, as felines seem to real like the taste of this paste, but not too much as it is quite a strong taste)
Slippery Elm Powder If needing to add or use Slippery Elm powder
FOR CONDITIONS like …. diarrhea, stomach ulcers, or sore inflamed mouth or mouth ulcers, constipation, or IBS (i.e. colitis), plus it can also been given as a liquid meal given orally via syringe as it is highly nutritional (oral liquid feeding) for convalescing during illness when not eating solids.
CONVALESCING ..can been given as a liquid meal given orally via syringe as it is highly nutritional (oral liquid feeding) for convalescing during illness when not eating solids or not eating very well. ~ Add a small amount of powder to the mix to enough to make a runny liquid mix, if you put too much of the powder it will become thick and gluggy, if this happens you will need to add more liquid to it. Can add crushed vitamins and herbal medicines to this as well. OPTIONS: Oral dose in syringe or add to meals three times a day or more to maintain normal health again, then can stop or reduce frequencies.
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