Equine Vitamin E + Selenium Injection (Rx)
Vitamin E + Selenium Injection - Equine is an injectable solution containing Vitamin E (tocopherol) and Selenium used in horses showing signs of myositis (Selenium-Tocopherol Deficiency or STD) syndrome. Vitamin E + Selenium Injection - Equine is available in 100 mL vials.
WHAT IS THIS PRODUCT?
- Vitamin E + Selenium Injection - Equine is an injectable solution containing 50 mg (68 IU) Vitamin E (tocopherol) and 2.5 mg Selenium per mL
REASONS FOR PRESCRIBING:
- To prevent and treat signs of myositis (Selenium-Tocopherol Deficiency or STD) syndrome in horses. These signs include rapid breathing, excessive sweating, muscle spasms and stiffness and a high AST/SGOT (blood test evaluating liver and muscle enzyme levels).
- Injected selenium and tocopherol bypass the digestive process (where sulfur and other factors may interfere) and are able to exert their full metabolic effects on cell metabolism
Dosage: 1 mL per 45 kg (100 lb) body weight. This dose may be repeated at 5-10 day intervals.
Give via deep (5-6 cm or 2-2 1/2 inches deep) intramuscular injections in divided doses, in two or more sites in the gluteal (top of the rump) or cervical (neck) muscles.
Deep injections should lessen the chance of soreness. If horse does experience soreness, discontinue therapy.
STORAGE AND WARNINGS:
Store between 2-25°C. Protect from freezing.
Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and animals.
Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product.
Selenium overdoses can be very toxic. Contact your veterinarian immediately if the horse receives more Vitamin E + Selenium Injection - Equine than the labeled amount.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
Notify your veterinarian if the horse does not improve or worsens despite this treatment.
STD syndrome produces a variety and complex set of symptoms and can be difficult to diagnose. Even in selenium deficient areas other disease conditions that can easily be confused with STD. Ensure that the all of these conditions have been considered before treatment begins. Various blood tests can be helpful in providing the correct direction for treatment.
This is just a summary of information about Vitamin E + Selenium Injection - Equine. If you have any questions or concerns about Vitamin E + Selenium Injection - Equine or for the condition it was prescribed, contact your veterinarian.