VECTA Iron Folic Acid supplement is a complete blend of the two most essential ingredients (Iron & Folic Acid), required for red
blood cell and haemoglobin production. VECTA Iron Folic Acid is a highly concentrated formula which produces a rapid response in anaemic horses. Iron is necessary, not only in anaemic horses, but it also plays a vital part in a horse’s everyday diet.
Folic Acid... The Added Bonus
The role of Folic Acid is of great importance; as it is required for red cell production. Without Folic Acid, absorption of iron is
greatly diminished. VECTA Iron Folic supplement starts working from Day 1.
VECTA Iron Folic is a uniquely exclusive & superior product, developed over many years by Australia’s leading equine specialists. Laboratory research and field trials has enabled the development of this product, and precisely the correct combination of Iron and Folic Acid to give superior results.
What is Iron Deficient Anaemia?
Anaemia is a deficiency of red blood cells and/or haemoglobin, which may be due to an iron deficient diet or poor absorption of iron. VECTA superior Iron Folic Acid supplies the ingredients necessary to prevent anaemia; being readily absorbed by the
system, and promoting a rapid recovery in the anaemic horse.
Signs and Symptoms of Iron Deficient Anaemia
• The horse is not interested in track work and has a decreased tolerance to exercise: which is evidenced by excessive blowing,
and often a rapid heart rate.
• The anaemic horse has poor race performance.
• Horses are unable to supply sufficient oxygen to muscles, and therefore tire easily. The horse’s staying power will be affected,
its overall speed reduced, and it will have no energy reserves to leverage from.
Iron... Oral is Best
The best means of administering iron to avoid side effects, is the oral route. Not all iron compounds are as easily absorbed as VECTA Iron Folic, which has been specifically designed to be administered orally. It is best administered mixed into a slightly dampened feed, with water or molasses. This prevents any loss of product during feeding.
Care must be taken not to feed iron with Vitamin E, as this can prevent the absorption of iron.
A marked improvement should be noted within 10-14 days, once VECTA Iron Folic is added to the diet, assuming the
horse is worm free.
Analysis (1kg of product contains the following active constituents)
Ferrous Fumarate 500g: Excipient to 1kg: Folic Acid 80g
Available Pack Sizes :1.5kg (50 x 30g doses), 3kg (100 x 30g doses)