Red Cell

Treating Anemia with Red Cell

By Debbie Cassidy

Red Cell

Just a note: Anemia is when the Red Blood Cell count or RBC’s are too low. The RBC’s  are the iron-containing oxygen-transport metalloprotein in the red blood cells. They supplies your goats body with both iron & oxygen.  Iron and oxygen are both found naturally in Red Blood Cells. Breeders sometimes give Red cell to give increase the iron level. Red cell is also full of vitamins and minerals.  Not all anemias’ are due to low iron. Most breeders give Red Cell for anemia that is caused by blood sucking worms which in turn can cause anemia. Red Cell is usually given along with wormers and sometimes even copper boluses. However, if the goat is low on their Red Blood cell count; the iron you give them will not have ANY place to go. The Red Blood Cells need to increase and the body will do this itself. It takes several days to increase the Red Blood Cell counts. Red cell is a slow release supplement and can be given pretty safely as long as it is not given too long or in large doses. Giving too much iron can cause additional problems. Red Cell also contains 36 mg of copper so there is really no need to give an additional copper bolus. Dosage for Red Cell is 6cc/100 # twice a day for 3-4 days in an adult.

Guaranteed Analysis (per 1 oz serving):

Magnesium, min. 20 mg
Potassium, min. 100 mg
Sulfur, min. . 250 mg
Copper, min. 36 mg
Selenium, min. 0.65 mg
Zinc, min. 11 mg
Iron, min. 300 mg
Cobalt, min. 2 mg
Manganese, min. 39 mg
Iodine, min. 0.25 mg
Vitamin A, min. 25,000 I.U.
Vitamin D-3, min. 3,500 I.U.
Vitamin E, min. 35 I.U.
Vitamin B-12, min. 120 mcg
Thiamine, min. 30 mg
Riboflavin, min. 25 mg
Vitamin B-6, min. 8 mg
Menadione, min. 2.5 mg
Folic Acid, min. 7 mg
Biotin, min. 0.02 mg
Choline, min. 200 mg
d-Pantothenic Acid, min. 48 mg