Reason of Deficiency:
i. Defective absorption of Iron
• Haematinic preparations may be used in less severe cases and as supporive treatment after transfusion. Iron administration by mouth or parenterally. Preparation if Injectet I/V will give a rapid response and I/V injection of organic iron preparations, will give less rapid but more prolonged result.
Haematinic mixture – 1.2gm for cattle & Horse
Ferrous or Ferric Sulphate, Dose 4-8 g b.i.d. for 3 days.
In case of iron deficiency anaemia –
Tab Ferrous sulphate 200mg orally thrice daily @2-6 gm/kg b.w untill Hb% reach normal + extra 2-3 months
Ferrous sulphate as Prepared tablet:
Fersolate tablet (Glaxo)-1 to 2 tab. b.i,d. for, dog,
Ferric-et ammon citrus is used in dog single dose.
Haematrin (Sandoz) Dose : 1 or ½ cap. b.i.d. for dog.
Cal-d-uibra (Cadilla) Dose : 1 to 2 t.s.f. b.i.d. for dog.
Inj. Imferon with B12: available in 2 ml. amp.
Sig.-4 amp. (6 to 8 ml) at a time daily or alternate days according to severity through IM route.
In iron deficiency anaemia-
Inj.Imferon 2-10ml deep i.m alternative day
1st day 50mg
3rd day 100mg
5th day 150mg
7th day onwards 200mg till recovery
Imferon in 5% glucose solution as drip i.v can be used
Jectofer (available in 1.5 ml amp.) through I/M route.
Iron dextran (TCF)-5-10 ml through I/M route.
Vit. B12 is widely used as a non-specific haematinic particularly in horse.
Liver extract: When protein synthesis is impaired then liver extract is given for haemopoiesis.
Livogen inj. (Glaxo)-10 ml vial, Sig. 5-10ml in alternative day when there is severe anaemia.
Belamyl inj. (Sarabai)10 ml vial, Sig. 5-10ml in alternative day when there is severe anaemia.
Livogin syrup (Glaxo) 1-2 t.s.f. b.i.d. orally for small animal.
Iron-sorbitol-citric acid complex
Androgenic steroid may be used to stimulate bone marrow by increasing erythropoiesis via erythropoietin elevation.
Iron salt on teat for young
Iron rich diet