The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug. 14, 2000
    Location
    Clarksdale, MS--the golden buckle on the cotton belt
    Posts
    17,633

    Default Normal Horse Serum

    Jeffers has it in its new catalog. Injectable. Apparently manufactured or sold by a company named Colorado. Here's what they say about it:
    For use as an aid in non-specific treatment of equine infections & disease conditions. Also recommended for non-specific treatment of anemia, hemorrhage, shock following injury and debilitating conditions in which blood enrichment is desired. Provides supplemental equine albumin, globulins, and associated fluids. Aids in increased stamina, help build immunilogical antibodies. No residual
    What IS this stuff? It's not prescription only. The way the description reads, it almost seems aimed at show people who are looking for an edge at the end of a needle. Or am I reading something into it that isn't there? The description just reminds me a bit of some of the things that human athletes have used in the past to increase stamina and enrich their blood.
    "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
    Thread killer Extraordinaire



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan. 16, 2002
    Location
    West Coast of Michigan
    Posts
    36,312

    Default

    Snake oil, trying to piggyback onto the (also somewhat dubious) coattails of products like PRP. Good thing horses don't have things like HIV and hepatitis that could so easily be transmitted by this route. Scary.

    Anyone who would buy this clearly flunked out of 9th grade Biology class . . .
    Click here before you buy.



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb. 6, 2000
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    12,392

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by deltawave View Post
    Snake oil, trying to piggyback onto the (also somewhat dubious) coattails of products like PRP. Good thing horses don't have things like HIV and hepatitis that could so easily be transmitted by this route. Scary.

    Anyone who would buy this clearly flunked out of 9th grade Biology class . . .
    Ah, but they do.
    Theiler's disease.

    Aleman, M, Nieto, JE, Carr, EA, et al. Serum hepatitis associated with commercial plasma transfusion in horses. J Vet Intern Med 2005;19(1):120-122.
    "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

    ...just settin' on the Group W bench.



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan. 16, 2002
    Location
    West Coast of Michigan
    Posts
    36,312

    Default

    Is that the same thing that can come from giving foals (grasping at dim memories here) tetanus antitoxin?

    SHARING BLOOD PRODUCTS BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS IS RARELY A GOOD IDEA FOR THE LAYPERSON.
    Click here before you buy.



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct. 23, 2004
    Location
    Sisters, Oregon
    Posts
    1,851

    Default

    You mean it won't make my horse normal if I give it to him? Darn.
    Kanoe Godby
    www.dyrkgodby.com
    See, I was raised by wolves and am really behind the 8-ball on diplomatic issue resolution.


    3 members found this post helpful.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan. 16, 2002
    Location
    West Coast of Michigan
    Posts
    36,312

    Default

    LOL, maybe if they marketed it as "special horse serum" or something . . .
    Click here before you buy.


    1 members found this post helpful.

Similar Threads

  1. Horse not eating hay like normal; call vet?
    By morganpony86 in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: Oct. 23, 2012, 02:20 PM
  2. Is this normal? Selling horse question
    By Hey Mickey in forum Off Course
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: Dec. 17, 2010, 05:34 AM
  3. Best solution to get the hardened serum off?
    By Melelio in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: Nov. 27, 2010, 09:22 PM
  4. Replies: 3
    Last Post: Oct. 1, 2010, 11:02 PM
  5. Does anyone have a NORMAL horse?
    By deltawave in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 77
    Last Post: Dec. 25, 2008, 07:21 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
randomness