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Re: [RC] Susan - B1 supplements - Celeste

He was at our equine hospital, largest one in Africa. He was there for 2 weeks and had all kind of tests, I was told he has a problem producing his own B1 so needs a supplement. I must admit that since supplementing he is looking a whole lot better. He had African Horse Sickness and was never treated with his previous owners and this apparently caused the problem. It is not common but a possible "left over" with horses that survive AHS and they are only about 10%.
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Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2004 3:59 PM
Subject: RE: [RC] Susan - B1 supplements

How do you know your horse has a B1 deficiency?  Since B vitamins are produced in the equine hindgut as a byproduct of fermentation, I doubt it.


Susan Garlinghouse, DVM


From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Celeste
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2004 10:23 PM
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [RC] Susan - B1 supplements


Hi Susan


I read your comments on B1 supplementation, my gelding has a deficiency and I was advised to put him on a calming supplement as it contains B1. Aside from the drawbacks, would a B1 injection be more suitable as I don't like giving all the other aditives in the calming supplement when I don't need them. How much would be a safe dosage and can I overdose this or is it safe.