EmerAid Intensive Care Herbivore®
Developed by an expert panel, including exotic animal veterinarians, emergency clinicians, and nutritionists, EmerAid Intensive Care Herbivore® is a high-fiber, semi-elemental diet designed to meet the needs of the critically ill herbivore.
EmerAid Intensive Care Herbivore is a part of the EmerAid System for Exotic Animal Critical Care, which is divided into three categories: Carnivore, Herbivore, and Omnivore. By using these products singly or in combination, many different ill exotic animals can benefit nutritionally.
-Available in 100-gram, 400-gram, and 2-kg pouches
-Designed for herbivorous mammals including rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas and herbivorous reptiles such as green iguanas and tortoises
-It can also be fed in combination with other EmerAid products to a variety of species, including box turtles, geese, mice and rats, gerbils and hamsters
-Powder is easily mixed with water to create a formula that can pass through tubes as small as 5-French
EmerAid Intensive Care Herbivore is a therapeutic diet to be used only under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian or wildlife rehabilitator.
EmerAid IC Herbivore may be fed as a partial source of nutrition long-term or the sole source of nutrition for 10 days. Download our Basic Use Guide (3.9 MB).
Features and Benefits
This diet contains:
-High fiber content to enhance gastrointestinal motility. The primary source of fiber is cellulose, a relatively gentle source of fiber that will not irritate the already hypersensitive gastrointestinal tract of the critically ill herbivore.
-All essential amino acids, making protein more easily absorbable
-High levels of arginine and glutamine to meet the needs of the debilitated patient
-A highly digestible, easily absorbable blend of fats and simple carbohydrates for energy
-Balanced omega 3:6 polyunsaturated fatty acids
-Dietary nucleotides to provide DNA and RNA precursors
Emeraid has been scientifically designed for extremely high digestibility. Avoid contamination. Handle product carefully. Keep dry. Use a clean, dry scoop. Do not cross contaminate with scoops used with non-EmerAid foods. Contamination can cause harmful bacterial growth.
-The 400 g (3.5 oz) pouch and 2 kg (5 lb) tub come with a red scoop that has both large (1 tablespoon) and small (1 teaspoon) ends. Use the smaller end of the scoop to prepare a relatively small volume of formula. To prepare larger volumes of EmerAid, fill the large end of the scoop with powder.
-Measure level scoops, and do not pack the powder. Shake dry powder to facilitate mixing.
-Mix one part powder to one part hot water measuring 122°F (50°C).
-Stir the mixture until smooth
-Use a syringe to draw up the mixture. To minimize any risk of the tube plugging, do not load the feeding or gavage tube with formula until immediately before tube feeding.
-When mixed as directed, this product will pass through a 18-gauge stainless steel feeding needle and 5-French red rubber catheters.
-Feed your patient immediately whenever possible, and always within 30 minutes of food preparation.
-Keep the gavage tube and syringe in very warm water 103-105°F (39-41°C) until ready to feed.
100 g (3.5 oz) pouch
400 g (14 oz) pouch
2 kg (4.4 lb) pouch