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Equiplas Z

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Equiplas Z

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Manufacturer: Plasvacc


For use in horses only by a licensed veterinarian

The plasma contains no preservatives or additives. The donor used has been found free of hemolysins against 32 of the main antigens in blood groups A, C, D, K, P, Q, U and negative for agglutinins in blood groups Aa and Qa. Donor has also tested negative for EIA, EVA, dourine, piroplasmosis, brucellosis and glanders.

INDICATION: Normal equine plasma can be administered in the following situations:

1. Intravenously to horses with hypoproteinemia and/or hypovolemia.

2. Intraperitoneally to horses with hypoproteinemia.

3. Intravenously to horses of any age with a physiologic deficiency of any plasma constituent.

ADMINISTRATION: The plasma should be kept frozen until required. It should be thawed using only warm water and then warmed to body temperature. Plasma can be damaged by thawing in very hot water or by microwaves. Administer by slow filtered intravenous infusion. Do not mix with anything or dilute. Dosage is based on systemic protein level of recipient or clinical assessment of stage of dehydration. Caution should be taken to avoid volume overload. Complications are very infrequent but may include mild reactions such as tachypnea and trembling. If these symptoms become severe and include sweating and excessive shaking, it is advisable to slow the rate of administration or to stop and restart in 5-10 minutes. If the symptoms recur or persist, discontinue administration.

Equiplas Z Caution

This product is frozen immediately after collection and is not pasteurized or otherwise treated. The transmission of viral diseases is possible with the administration of any blood product, as is the development of serum sickness, but these are rare occurrences using plasma in equidae.


150 mL, 300 mL, 500 mL

Plasvacc USA Inc., 1535 Templeton Road, Templeton, CA 93465

(800) 654-9743


NAC No.: 11280014

Telephone:   805-434-0321
Order Desk:   800-654-9743
Fax:   805-434-2720
Website:   www.foalsbeststart.com
Email:   usmail@plasvaccusa.com
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