Red cell substitute ?

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by joshua______, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. joshua______

    joshua______ Member

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    Oct 20, 2016
    Im currently after some red cell here in nsw Australia but it seems hard to come by, i have gotten a bottle on its way but it will not arrive until a week or so. Is there anything other then red cell i can give to my anemic doe?
     
  2. joshua______

    joshua______ Member

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    Oct 20, 2016
    Just found this stuff called ironcyclen i think its pretty much the same what do yous think? Ingredients are in pic
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  3. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    I dont see full ingredients. I would check side by side with red cell if you have those. I would not know how to advise dose.

    If you choose injectable pig iron, please have epinephrine or large dose of antihistamine like benedryl ready in a syringe to dose. Some goats react to injectable.
     
  4. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I'm not a fan of injectable pig iron. Too many goats have reactions. I wouldn't use unless in a bad situation. Best to compare labels to see if it is the same.
     
  5. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    True - I would like to know what situation you are needing iron for.
     
  6. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    I believe he has another post with an anemic goat.
     
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  7. joshua______

    joshua______ Member

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    Oct 20, 2016
    Thanks for the info guys, im giving my doe ironcyclen 5ml per day until she gets better i read a forum elsewhere and it seems to work :)
     
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  8. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    With red cell we give once a day for a week then once a week until color improves. Just as a reference :)
     
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