Ceva Folic Acid & B12

Ceva Folic Acid & Vit B12 Injection



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Folic acid 15 mg/mL, 
Cyanocobalamin (Vit B 12) 500 ug/mL 


Supplementation of Folic Acid and Vitamin B12


Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 supplement for the treatment of macrocytic anaemia in horses and dogs.


Administer intramuscularly twice weekly or as directed by a veterinary surgeon. 
Horses : 5 to 10 mL 
Dogs : 1 to 2 mL

Folic acid and vitamin B12 are essential B Complex vitamins, both vitally involved in many critical metabolic processes related to coenzymes for tissue formation, DNA synthesis, complete utilisation of carbohydrates and proteins for nervous tissue maintenance and energy production, and blood counts. 

Folic acid and vitamin B12 act in synergy in the formation of DNA, and deficiencies can have serious consequences for performance horses with a high tissue turnover rate, during pregnancy and growth of young foals. 

Clinically, the first sign of deficiency is anaemia. Lack of either folic acid or vitamin B12 can create anaemias. As the deficiency may be indistinguishable for either of these essential vitamins, they are often grouped in one product for therapeutic and preventative use. 

How Does It Work? 

Folic acid is an essential B group vitamin which is involved in many metabolic processes as an important coenzyme. Its more important role is in the formation of nucleic acids (DNA) from amino acids. 

Folic acid (along with vitamin B12, vitamin B6, vitamin C and iron) is vital to the formation of red and white blood cells and haemoglobin, as well as for rapidly dividing cells which include gastrointestinal epithelial cells, the growing foetus, skin and hair. 

Folic acid is involved in the formation of the amino acids methionine and glycine, as well as the vitamin choline. Vitamin B12 is essential to the formation of folic acid. Folate is abundant in fresh, green feeds, but processing feed rapidly destroys it. Folic acid supplementation is highly recommended during pregnancy, as deficiencies in young growing animals are often associated with retardation. Cooking and storage of feeds destroy folic acid levels. 

When antibiotics, particularly sulphur drugs, are used for extended periods, the normal synthesis of folic acid in the gut will be reduced, and the requirement for folic acid is increased.  

Supplements of folic acid are reported to improve antibody response in animals. 

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