Dechra Veterinary Products has released a new information leaflet on severe bleeding in horses to support equine veterinary professionals and their clients.
The two page leaflet details potential causes of severe bleeding and offers instructions in the use of a revolutionary product, Celox™ Veterinary, which can stop heavy bleeding within three minutes.
The new VetEq note is also available as a download on Dechra's www.equinepainmatters.com
website, which veterinary professionals can refer owners to for information.
Emma Jennings, Dechra's Equine Brand Manager, said: “Vets know all too well the importance of stopping bleeding fast in horses, with wounds often needing immediate veterinary attention.
“Celox Veterinary is a life-saving product which can be kept in owners' tack boxes, readily available should the worst happen. Both the information leaflet and the product are available for practices to pass on to their clients who will be reassured that should their horse suffer an injury, they are equipped to give immediate first aid until their vet is on the scene.”
Celox Veterinary is safe, cost-effective, and the human version of the product is used by the British military. Available as a gauze or granules, it forms a gel-like clot within 30 seconds once mixed with blood.
Dechra is encouraging practices to put a link from their own websites to www.equinepainmatters.com
which offers advice and guidance for owners on topics such as lameness, anaesthesia, sedation, euthanasia, the importance of microchipping and wound management.
Practices can download the VetEq note at www.equinepainmatters.com/downloads/