Frequently Asked Questions

Are you looking for some more information on Pro-Dosa BOOST?

We have answered some of the more frequently asked questions that we receive from our clients below.

How much Pro-Dosa BOOST paste do I give my horse and when do I give it?

We recommend the following directions for use of Pro-Dosa BOOST:

Transportation:
Give one tube four to twelve hours prior to travel and one tube on arrival after a long trip or in extreme heat.

Racing:
Give one tube four to twelve hours prior to racing, give a half tube after each hard workout

Competition / Polo:
Give one tube four to twelve hours prior to the event.  If competing over multiple days give one tube at the completion of each day.

Endurance:
Give one tube four to twelve hours prior to the ride and ½ tube at the completion of each loop.

Health Tonic:
Give one tube of Pro-Dosa BOOST initially, then half a tube every second day for two weeks.

Please remember to refer to the rules of competition or racing prior to following our directions.
Ensure your horse has access to clean, fresh water at all times.

Pro-Dosa BOOST is just for race horses, only isn’t it?

No, not at all.  Pro-Dosa BOOST is a fantastic supplement for all performance horses’ not just racehorses.

Pro-Dosa BOOST is a comprehensive, balanced, multi-nutrient pasted formulated to replace those essential nutrients lost by any horse during training, competition, transport and stress.

So, it fits the requirements of horses used for many different disciplines including polo ponies, dressage horses, show-jumpers, eventers, endurance horses, cutting horses, broodmares, yearlings and stallions etc.

 

What is in Pro-Dosa BOOST and what do these nutrients do?

Pro Dosa BOOST is a comprehensive, balanced, multi-nutrient paste it contains vitamins and minerals.  It also contains both essential and non-essential amino acids which are involved in growth, protein development and red cell production.

Pro-Dosa BOOST includes vitamin C an anti-oxidant, necessary for the absorption of iron from the gut.

B vitamins needed in higher amounts when horses are under stress. Iron, folic acid, and copper which are also involved in red blood cell production. Electrolytes, which are balanced for safety.

Pro-Dosa BOOST does not contain fat-soluble vitamins that will bind to iron and prevent its absorption.

Pro-Dosa BOOST does not contain Cobolt nor Selenium due to its toxicity.

How do I give my horse Pro-Dosa BOOST?

Pro-Dosa BOOST comes in an 80ml one dose syringe allowing for ease of administration.

Either administered orally over the tongue or alternatively over the horse’s feed.

Please ensure your horse has 24/7 access to clean, fresh water.

 

Why would I need to give Pro-Dosa BOOST to my dressage horse?

It can take up to four days for muscles to recover from exertion, so horses participating in multiple classes on one day or, in multiple-day competitions may wind up performing considerably below their best.

Pro-Dosa BOOST helps to minimize lactic acid accumulation, muscle cell damage, and muscle fatigue enabling horses to perform better after transport or at the end of a long day of competition.  It also helps horses to recover from the first day’s efforts and allows them to perform at their best again the next day.

Importantly, there are several nutrients recognised to be important for the maintenance of normal nerve and muscle function when horses are under stress.

Pro-Dosa BOOST contains Magnesium, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, and Thiamine (Vitamin B1) which help relax horses so they are not too flighty and their energy goes into performance not silly behaviour.

Will Pro-Dosa BOOST produce a positive drug test result?

We are confident that administering Pro-Dosa BOOST following our directions will not produce a positive drug test result.

We do advise that you are aware of any rules surrounding the administration of supplements for your discipline and jurisdiction.

There is so much controversy about Cobalt in the racing world. Does Pro-Dosa BOOST contain Cobalt?

Pro-Dosa BOOST with an expiry date after September 2019 will have been made without added cobalt.

In late 2015, Dr Corinne Hills of Pro-Dosa International conducted a study on the Urinary Excretion of cobalt in horses (the link to the research study is here).

We could demonstrate the safety of Pro-Dosa BOOST with respect to cobalt in drug testing.  Dr Hills was equally excited about the results seen after giving the trial group the negative control treatment (Pro-Dosa BOOST made without cobalt).

Horses were better able to utilise the cobalt present in the daily ration, and wastage was reduced to zero.

We were confident that horses that are fed our new Pro-Dosa BOOST (without cobalt) will do as well – while causing less worry and confusion among horsemen who have been advised to avoid feeding cobalt.