Vetark Critical Care Formula 150g
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Although originally formulated with birds in mind, keen users have found that CCF is just as effective for enteral nutrition of reptiles.The product is a mixture of short chain maltodextrins and a protein concentrate supplemented with amino acids. The protein source has been designed to be close to the contents of whole egg protein.
Based on available papers and our own extensive trials with veterinarians with a special interest in reptiles we established a blend which achieved the desired effect. Each 100g contains 361 kcal of energy and 14.4g of protein, this aims to provide 4g protein/100kcal. Made up at 1: 2 it provides 1.4kcal/ml, the osmolality is carefully regulated to ensure efficient absorption.
The product should be made up freshly each time. It is has great benefits over commonly used liquid formulations of easily digestible carbohydrates in that it is a powder and can be stored until a small amount is needed. The liquid formulations used previously generally only provided carbohydrates and also had to be thrown away 24 hours after opening. CCF in powder form remains stable for months provided that the container is sealed and also provides a suitable protein source which counters the hypoproteinaemic states of catabolism.
In reptiles the energy requirements are not well understood particularly the role of temperature. However 1 scoop per 500g -2kg of animal is in line with current recommendations, dilution should be 1 in 3 or greater. Administering CCF to reptiles every 4-5 days is generally sufficient, extra fluids can be given with AVIPRO or REPTOBOOST.
Product SKU: VVS050
Product Barcode: 05029411143156
Manufacturer Ref: CCF15
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Vetark has always concentrated on quality and efficacy. Our products are all scientifically based – all formulations are developed by Peter Scott FRCVS, to do a specific job in the best way that it can be done.
Vetark have a basic principle that we won’t sell anything that we can’t justify and stand by. Vetark also work on a system of small batch manufacture to give the longest shelf life, they have supported this by offering trade no minimum order size.
Vetark attends the BSAVA Congress every year as an opportunity to speak directly to the veterinary profession. We always welcome contact from vets worldwide. Our products are distributed to veterinary surgeons in mainland Europe.
Vetark changed the landscape of bird and reptile nutrition in the UK with its unique ranges and many species have been bred for the first time successfully with their help. The products are recommended and supplied by vets, used by universities, scientists, zoos as well as being there for the pet keeper. Vetark now exports to over 20 different countries worldwide.
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