The ability to sweat is an essential physiological response in the horse if it is to perform in hot and humid climates. This ability to sweat allows the animal to maintain their interior core temperature at such a point so as not to interfere with their enzyme driven metabolic processes which are also of an essential nature. Failure to sweat, anhidrosis, will reduce an equine athletes ability, and jeopardize its life if forced to perform under the afore mentioned conditions.
One AC has been shown effective in controlling the negative effects of anhidrosis in almost 95% of the cases (anecdotal). All breeds are affected and can be accounted for in our records. No side effects have been reported, and no animal has tested positive for drugs on this product. One AC is not a cure for anhidrosis and should not be considered as such.
One AC is based on the theory of an imbalance of dopamine to the nor-adrenaline/adrenaline complex. Dopamine is used first by the brain, secondly by the cardiovascular system and last by the sweating system. A reduction in dopamine, a neurotransmitter and vasodilator, below a critical level, allows the well known vasoconstrictive properties of the nor-adrenaline/adrenaline complex to predominate and reduce the blood carrying capacity of the peripheral vascular system to a minimum, thereby reducing the ability of the sweat glands to function properly. Anhidrosis is a product of excessive stress. By adding the additional stress of high temperature and humidity to an already stressful environment of training, some animals can not produce sufficient dopamine to satisfy their needs. Hence, the imbalance and anhidrosis.
One AC is weight and work dependant, and was designed for the average sized horse (950-1100 lbs). Therefore, for larger or smaller animals the dosage needs to be adjusted. Add or subtract one-half teaspoonful per day for every 100 pounds over or under the designed minimum or maximum weight. Strenuous training or work must be reduced to a minimum for three weeks if maximum results are to be achieved. Walking to maintain muscle tone is suggested, but keep the heart rate below 80 beats per minute. Training and work can commence again at the end of the three week period.
|Ingredient||Per Serving||Per Pound|
|Niacin (minimum)||36,288 mg/lb|
|Vitamin B6 (minimum)||35,380 mg/lb|
|d-Pantothenic Acid (minimum)||66,225 mg/lb|
|Chloine (minimum)||145,152 mg/lb|