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The CEO's Blog


The Road To The Royal – The Story of an Ex-racehorse

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

International Animal Health CEO Chris Lawlor and wife Lynne have been breeding and racing thoroughbreds for over 30 years using the stud name Ausbred 

Elite Ausbred was born 10th of October 2010 at Fairview Park Stud, Grose Wold New South Wales. He was a handsome colt with a distinctive brand on his near side shoulder; a map of Australia in an ‘A’ in the middle. His sire Danewin won 5 Group 1’s and over $2 million in prizemoney. His dam Ausbred Blue won 5 races including 2 on city tracks. Elite Ausbred was offered as yearling at the 2012 Inglis Classic Sale but failed to make his reserve. He was retained by his owners with the plan of racing him.


Inglis Classic 2012 Lot 250 – Danewin x Ausbred Blue

Prior to commencing his racing career disaster struck. Elite injured his back in a paddock accident and it looked like he may never race. After many vet consultations, it was decided that an innovative procedure be used to help repair the damage to his back. 

After many months his injury recovered and the pain disappeared... 

He went into training with Kris Lees at Newcastle. As a 3 year old he had 2 race starts; finishing last at Taree and beating one horse home at Muswellbrook. The decision was made to retire him. He was given to a family friend not far from where he was born. 

The next part of the story is where it gets exciting… 

Donna Burns could see the potential in this horse. She purchased him and took him to Victoria. He was re-named “Rex” and also referred to as “Sexy Rexy” due to his good looks. With the help of Lynda and Wayne Field he made his first public appearance at the Dartmoor Show in December 2014. In 2015 he was being prepared for the Adelaide Royal Show but suffered a horrific paddock accident. After a recovery period of five months he returned to the Dartmoor Show where he won Champion Led Hack, Thoroughbred and Show Hunter Hack. The Rex is back!


Sexy Rexy and Lynda Field

“Sexy Rexy” becomes “Harbour Lights”… 

In January 2016, Ashley Craddock and her mother Lisa flew to South Australia to buy Rex. Ashley rode him 4 times over the 2 days; a week later he arrived back in New South Wales. Ashley renamed him “Harbour Lights”. Ashley takes him to Pony Club and has attended several shows in the past year. He won Champion Thoroughbred at the Tablelands Super Hack & Breed Show, won the Off the Track Classic at the Gresford show, Champion Thoroughbred at the Wyong Winter Show and Champion Hunter Hack at the Gosford Show as well as many other awards!


Ashley Craddock and Harbour Lights

The 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show…

Over the Easter long weekend rider Paul Austin in a large class was called in 2nd and place 4th in his Novice Hunter Hack class. Ashley Craddock was called in 4th and placed 8th in the Ladies Hunter Hack (55 entries). The 6 year old gelding has already qualified for the 2018 Sydney Royal Easter Show.



Kind regards,
Chris Lawlor.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Bacteria as a cause of Disease

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

For disease to occur in a pig it must receive the infective dose of a particular bacterium. This is the number of bacteria required to establish the disease in that animal. This figure varies and is basically a reflection of the capability of the immunity and defence mechanisms to counter the initial invasion of the animal’s body. For example, the infective dose is often depressed in immunocompromised pigs.

Bacteria can enter the body by one or more of several routes. These include ingestion, inhalation, via the reproductive tract, for example at coitus or artificial insemination, from the mother to the offspring, or via skin penetration, for example due to biting insects.
Different disease-causing bacteria affect different parts of the body and this can correlate with the route of entry. For example, Pasteurella Spp, that cause pneumonia, are often inhaled, whereas Salmonella Spp. are ingested.

Let me share with you a human example to explain this concept in relation to non-immune defence mechanisms. Some years ago there was an outbreak of salmonellosis food poisoning caused by Salmonella napoli in soft, continental chocolate. The levels of S. napoli in the chocolate were such that anyone eating it would surely die of chocolate poisoning before they ever succumbed to S. napoli food poisoning!

However, on further investigation, it was found that the S. napoli were being encapsulated in very small fat globules and these protected the S. napoli from acids in the upper digestive tract. When these globules reached the small intestine they were attacked by lipases and the salmonella organisms were then released. That is, 100% of the salmonella were avoiding the effects of the stomach acid which normally killed off a large percentage of the organisms – an effect which had not been taken into account when determining the original infective dose!

Optimum bacterial growth temperature All bacteria have an optimum growth temperature, which is the temperature at which they grow and multiply the fastest. Most disease-causing (pathogenic) bacteria have evolved so that this temperature is very close to the animal’s body temperature, thereby optimising their efficiency at causing disease, so be sure to keep your animals healthy and happy!


Kind regards,
Chris Lawlor.


Ausbred Yearlings

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Greetings one and all,

Both these yearlings; Ausbred Rose & Ausbred Silk (and the one for each of Premier and Easter) have all been raised on Livamol Feed Optimiser Pellet and finished on Livamol.

The Ausbred Rose filly is by Choisir and the Ausbred Silk colt is by Dalakhani.

I cannot think of another company that can provide its customers with a better example of proof!

If you would like information on the products used to raise these immaculate Yearlings visit our website @ www.iahp.com.au, you can also feel free to give us a call on (02) 9672 7944 or for our New Zealand customers call 0200 424 999.

Kind regards…Chris

See Below: Ausbred Rose



See Below: Ausbred Silk



More Than Ready - Ponte Piccolo Colt

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Greetings one and all, 

This foal is a half-brother to Australia’s highest internationally rated horse sprinter - miler on turf, Able Friend.

Able Friend is the champion of Hong Kong having won 4 Group 1’s and is currently rated equal 4th in the world.

We have a yearling half-brother by Dalakhani heading to Easter Yearling Sale.

Additionally we have 2 for the Sydney Classic Sale and one for the Melbourne Premier Sale.

Kind Regards,
Chris Lawlor.


Equidays X Factor Challenge

Monday, November 02, 2015

We received a rather delightful email from the Villa Park Stud in regards to their Horse; Duke's performance throughout the Equidays X-Factor Challenge. The email read as follows:

"Thank you for all your support and sponsorship of Livamol and other International Animal Health products on our journey with MY Kingdom to the Dunstan Ex Factor competition recently held at Equidays, NZ. 

We have attached a photo of “Duke” at Equidays strutting his stuff during his freestyle musical, if you would like to use this on your facebook page.

He won the Best Conditioned and Presented horse, he then went on to get 6th overall in the Dunstan X-Factor Competition. 
The Livamol significantly helped with his conditioning and coat preparation and the shampoo and coat shine spray made him gleam.

He worked extremely well in the conditions, thanks to the nerves and stress product and we were inundated with comments on how amazing he looked. 

We are extremely grateful and we were proud to tell people who enquired about how the International Animal Health products contributed to making Duke into the stunning horse he is today.

Kind regards, 
Alan and Mary Copeman"



For more information about our Livamol Products, feel free to browse our website or call the office on (02) 9672 7944.

Regards,
Chris Lawlor

Dyson's Guide Dog Graduation.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Today was a very special day for IAHP's very own Dyson, he has graduated as a Guide Dog! 

He spent the first 14 months of his life under the care of IAHP's CEO; Chris Lawlor. While under his care Dyson learnt beneficial commands to prepare him for his 20 weeks of training to become a fully qualified Guide Dog. 

Guide Dogs Australia is always looking for loving families to adopt and train these wonderful puppies for the first 14 months of their lives. 

If you were considering either becoming a Puppy Trainer or donating to this amazing organization feel free to visit their website for more information.

Congratualations on your graduation Dyson! 

Website: http://www.guidedogsaustralia.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GuideDogsAustralia


Maroochy Pony Club Showjumping Charity Day

Friday, August 14, 2015

On the 1st of August 2015 IAH attended the Maroochy Pony Club Show Jumping Charity Day which attracted 140 riders from 45 schools in Queensland all for the wonderful cause of fund raising for the Sunshine Coast Children's Therapy Centre in Nambour.

Our sales manager, Walter Vecchiet received this letter of appreciation from the event coordinator following the event and it is too nice not to share.

Dear Sponsor,

Our sincere thanks for your generous support of our Matthew Flinders and Maroochy Pony Club Show Jumping event at Nambour Show Grounds Saturday 1st August 2015.

We had a wonderful day with 140 riders from 45 schools in Queensland, mostly from the Sunshine Coast, and we also had a positive day raising needed funds for the Sunshine Coast Children's Therapy Centre at Nambour.

It is only with your support that we can present such a prestigious Inter-school Pony Club event in Queensland, which is getting bigger each year, and notably is the largest event of it's kind in this state.

Your generous contribution unquestionably creates great excitement among the young riders, and assures us of high numbers on the day.

This year we were again able to have three jumping rings to cater for the larger number of entrants.
Channel 7 also attended and filmed, so we hope to have their TV coverage tonight on the local 6:00pm news.

Attached are some photos taken on the day, which we hope will give you some idea of the enjoyment shared by our up and coming riders of the future.

We utilised FaceBook for Sponsor Logos, as well as printed on our Program and Draw. We particularly thanked all sponsors over the PA system during the day. We hope this proves of value to you.

Again, on behalf of Matthew Flinders Anglican College and Maroochy Pony Club, thank you so much. We hope that you will consider supporting us again next year to celebrate our 12th year of this great event to help our local children with disabilities.

With best regards,
Doug

Doug Stuckey
Co-Chair
Matthew Flinders Equestrian Committee

Mihi Shepard's Letter to IAHP.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The following message was received from Mihi Shepard, we are always glad to help out upcoming equestrians where ever we can and this is certainly no exception!

"I am sending this message to say a huge thank you to International Animal Health for sponsoring my Level 2 Dressage class at the New Zealand Horse of the Year Show. I was lucky enough to win the overall Level 2 Dressage Horse of the Year title riding my young horse Hot Chocolate MH. This was such an exciting achievement for me- this is my horse's first season competing and we were riding against a strong field of adults (I am 16!!) I regretfully was not able to come and pick up my prize from your stall at HOY, because we left early on Saturday morning, and did not receive the voucher until Friday night, but it was such an amazing surprise. The products were delivered to me today by the friend who picked them up, and I love them! I have never used Livamol before, but I have been researching and following the product for a while after my friend won a bucket for the Level 1 pony title at last year's HOY. I am definitely going to begin feeding it to my horse, and I have no doubt that it will keep her in peak condition over our often rainy Northland winters. I also love the Livamol Suds and Livamol Blu! They will be perfect for my new project pony who is a grey- oh so difficult to wash.

Once again, thank you so much for your support of Dressage New Zealand and Horse of the Year I love the show and the atmosphere, and the chance to compete against some of the best combinations in the country- it is so exciting when all of the hard work pays off (and you win awesome prizes:) and once again I am very sorry that I could not come and personally thank you and pick up my prize."



Thank you Mihi for your kind words, we wish you all the best in your future.

Regards,

High cattle turnoff, exports set to continue.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

In sharp contrast with preliminary forecasts made earlier this year, MLA now expects 2015 to set another record for national beef and veal exports. Releasing its third quarterly update for 2015 beef industry projections this morning, MLA now anticipates total 2015 beef shipments to reach 1.32MT, up another 2.3pc on last year’s already record-high of 1.29MT.

Read more here: 

By Jon Condon, 13 July 2015

Clash of the Titans - Able Friend Vs Solow

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

For those of you who do not know, I bought the mother of Able Friend 2 years ago, and in that time he has developed into the equal highest racehorse in the world. He is an Australia-bred horse that currently races in Hong Kong and will be having his first start in England against Solow who is currently the 3rd highest rated horse in the world, on 16th June at Royal Ascot in the Queen Anne Stakes over 1600 meters


(Photo By: http://www.thoroughbrednews.com.au)

Hong Kong superstar Able Friend is in for a real fight at Royal Ascot on June 16 with French hope Solow the current favourite with bookmakers.

UK-based Paddy Power have installed Freddy Head’s five-year-old Singspiel gelding as the $2.50 popular elect, with Able Friend quoted at $3 ahead of the 1600-metre weight-for-age Group I Queen Anne Stakes.

International betting giant Bet365 also have Solow marked on top, betting $2.75 about the grey gelding and $3.25 about Able Friend.

Solow scored his second consecutive Group I last Sunday, winning at Longchamp to make it six victories in a row.

Able Friend has four Group I wins to his name, and has been undefeated at his past six starts.

The John Moore-trained five-year-old rounded out his Ascot preparation with a 1600-metre trial at Sha Tin on Tuesday morning with regular hoop Joao Moreira aboard.

"Joao said he’s 85-90% there now and with two weeks up our sleeves it’s just right on schedule with how I’ve trained him for his previous big races,” Moore told the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

"He’s at the end of his prep so when we get to England it’ll just be a case of fine-tuning him.”

The Australian-bred son of Shamardal flies out to the UK on Saturday.

The clash between the two milers will be arguably the most anticipated race of the 2015 Ascot carnival...

Read more about the article HERE.

By Chris Lawlor.

Reducing the risk of Colic

Friday, May 22, 2015

10 tips for reducing the risk of colic

1. Establish a daily routine – including feeding and exercise schedules, and stick to it.

2. Feed a high quality diet comprised primarily of roughage.

3. Avoid feeding excessive grain and energy dense supplements. At least half the horse’s energy should be supplied through hay or forage.

4. Divide daily concentrate rations into two or more smaller feeds rather than one large one to avoid overloading the horse’s digestive tract. Hay is best fed continuously throughout the day.

5. Set up a regular parasite control program with the help of your vet.

6. Whenever possible, provide exercise and/or turnout on a daily basis. Change the intensity and duration of an exercise regimen gradually.

7. Provide fresh, clean water at all times.

8. Avoid putting feed directly on the ground, especially in sandy soils.

9. Discuss with your vet to see if routinely feeding psyllium would be appropriate for your horse/pony if you live in an area with sandy soils

10. Reduce stress. Horses experiencing changes in environment or workloads are at high risk of intestinal dysfunction. Pay special attention to horses when transporting them or changing their surroundings, such as at shows.

Sand Colic

What is Sand Colic?


- Gradual accumulation of sand in the large bowel of the horse
- Although sand accumulates slowly, onset of pain can occur rapidly

Clinical Signs of Sand Colic

- Signs of Sand Colic can vary from subtle, low grade discomfort to severe unrelenting pain

Signs of Colic

- Pawing - Kicking at belly - Stretching out
- Rolling - Flank watching - Dullness and inappetence

Other signs of chronic sand accumulation in the colon include:

-Weight Loss
-Poor Performance
-Diarrhoea
-Prevention of Sand Colic

How to prevent Sand Accumulation 

- Avoid feeding directly from the ground if possible
- Place mats under feed bins to avoid feed that is dropped falling directly onto the ground. Consider large or heavy feed bins that can’t be tipped over onto the ground.
- Consider offering free access grass hay through the day to reduce excessive foraging in very sandy soils.

Feed Psyllium to your Horses

Psyllium binds sand and stimulates gut motility, helping to aid in the removal of sand, a common feeding regime is; 250g of psyllium per day for the first 7 days of each month.

In some cases a larger dose of Psyllium combined with paraffin oil and given by stomach tube every six months is also required to effectively reduce sand accumulation.

But there is no hard and fast rule on how much and how often to feed psyllium.

If you are worried about the possibility of sand accumulation in your horse, please don’t hesitate in contacting us and discussing risk factors and preventative measures in avoiding sand colic.

In some cases a larger dose of Psyllium combined with paraffin oil and given by stomach tube every 6 months is also required to effectively reduce sand accumulation.

Original article by; Randwick Equine Center, 'REC Winter 2015 Newsletter,' REC 2015.

See more from REC here

By Chris Lawlor.

Wonderful Customer Testimonial from Brooke Carrington.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Brooke Carrington from NSW has sent in some amazing photos of her two year old Colt. The beautiful coat was achieved through using Livamol, Livamol Blu and Livamol Glo. Her testimonial is as follows:

Hi, 

I am a shire horse breeder in Sydney. I attended a Youngstock show yesterday with my 2 yo colt. Everybody commented on his coat and feathers . I use your blu on his feathers and glo on his coat and he is fed livermol.
I had comments all day on how great my horse looked!!
Alot of people in the heavy horse world don't know how well these products work and how little you need to use! The feathers and his body had one wash and he came up glowing! In 8 years of showing the heavies I have never had it this easy !

Just wanted to say thank you for a great product ! Will definitely use it again :)

A Strain of Probiotic has been identified as a Possible Cure for Peanut Allergies

Friday, March 20, 2015

A study recently reported on by the ABC reveals a possible cure for people suffering from potentially fatal peanut allergies using a particular strain of probiotics. It is believed that when the probiotic and a small dose of the peanut protein were used in the trail, the allergic response to the peanuts was modified so that the immune system produced a protective response rather than a harmful response to the peanut protein. The study was conducted by researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and involved 60 children. The strain of probiotic used in the study was Lactobacillus rhamnosus. The results were excellent with a twenty times higher than natural rate of resolution for the peanut allergy. Eighty percent of the children who received the treatment were able to tolerate peanuts without any allergic symptoms at the end of the trial. Doctors are looking to conduct a follow-up study in three to four years to see how effective the probiotic is in the long- term.

To read more the original article please click here.


A Lovely Letter from Olivia

Monday, March 09, 2015


Hi International Animal Health Products!!

I wanted to write and formally thank you for the very generous prize that I was incredibly lucky to win at Equitana last year at your stall, and to provide you with an update of how I have been going with the different products and the responses I have personally experienced in my horses.

The first product I chose was your Calciplex Bone and Joint Plus for my show jumping and eventing horse. Dobby which has been in work every day for the past 3 months. This horse is a grey Andalusian/ Warm Blood cross breed who is quite big boned and therefore places a great deal of strain and pressure on my horse’s joints and he has been performing beautifully without any signs of fatigue or stress.

Also for the past 3 months I have been using your Sootha Nerves and Stress product for my young 3 year old up and coming competition horse. This horse is a 16.1hh Clydesdale x Stockhorse mare who is extremely hormonal and has been at times very difficult to deal with. Due to her size and the fact that she is young and therefore still learning to become coordinated and manage her hormone growth spurts she could be unpredictable in her nature and at times very hard to manage. I have only started feeding your Sootha Nerves and Stress since just after Christmas and already the change in her is fantastic. Prior to using this product she was unable to settle in the paddock when the other geldings approached and showed excessive signs of defensiveness. Having been on your product now for 3 weeks she is already much calmer, around the male horses and seems much more relaxed in her every day handling and her approach to training. I am really looking forward to seeing what prolonged use of this product produces.

For several of our horses Livamol is a daily addition to their feeds and has been for many years. These horses all have extraordinary coats and seem to always be at their prime.

I am 14 years old and a member of Pony Club Association Tasmania as well as the Show Jumping and Eventing Branches of Equestrian Tasmania. I love my sport and know that I am going to be in it for a very long time and have set myself some lifetime goals in this field. I have represented my state before travelling across to the mainland to compete and it is my goal to one day represent Australia. Having set these goals, I know how important it is to choose the best products in the aim of achieving them and when you find an excellent product making sure to stick to what works. I love the results these two products have produced and would love to continue to use them and therefore would like to ask whether you would consider sponsoring me. I would be a super ambassador for your product and would be very happy to provide photos of myself and my horses competing as well as testimonials.

I think you have a wonderful range of products and feel very lucky to have won your raffle allowing me the chance to try and experience the tremendous results they provide. Thank you again very much.

Yours sincerely,
Olivia from Tasmania


The Interdominion Heats - Menangle Paceway

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Interdominion is harness racing's most prestigious race. There were 5 Interdominion heats held in 4 states of Australia on the Saturday evening and were run 15 minutes apart. Horses travel as far as NZ to compete. There is a of lot of hype built up for the Interdominion, running the qualifiers in 4 different states 15 minutes apart certainly helps to build up the excitement. International Animal Health was a product sponsor for each heat with the first 3 placings receiving a bucket of mixed product and 1st place received a bonus 10kg bag of Livamol.

The winner of last years Interdominion; Beautide and has qualified again this year after winning his heat; he will start as the red hot favorite. The horses that placed or received a wild card into the Interdominion will all clash in the final held on Sunday afternoon on March 1. There was a lot of hype surrounding Beautide, can this Champion make it 2 years in a row? 

World Renowned Photographer Libby Law Loves Livamol!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Libby Law the world renowned photographer has captured some amazing images of the Livamol brand during the New Zealand Pony and Young Rider Championship. 
Libby Law is the official photographer for An Eventful Life, Team New Zealand, The World Photo Grand Prix, Photosport and Honda! Libby’s work extends across equestrian, sports, special occasions such as birthdays and weddings and various other personal events.

You can find out more about Libby and her photography by going to her website or liking her Facebook page.






Probiotics Found to be Beneficial in Poultry

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


According to a recent article published by Feed Navigator researchers in the US have reported that the use of probiotics can improve the health, growth and performance of poultry. The researchers also found that the probiotics  were able to assist in countering the negative effects of enteric diseases, provide more vigorous birds and increase the number of good bacteria in the gut.  For chicks, health benefits were obtained by providing probiotic supplementation prior hatching. The two researchers from the Avian Immunobioloy Laboratory of Virginia Tech, Chasity Cox and Rami Dalloul, conducted the research by conducting a comprehensive review of published trial data. 

To read the full article click here.

To find out more about Protexin- a probiotic for animals and birds, click here.

Protexin Probiotic

We are hiring a Sales Person for Rural NSW

Saturday, January 24, 2015


We are currently looking for a motivated salesperson to join our national sales team. If you know anyone who would be interested in this position please make sure you SHARE this job advertisement with them.

SALES Person – RURAL NSW
Progressive Australian Company requires motivated salesperson to cover horse, cattle, pig, poultry and feedmill markets in rural NSW. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a strong background in rural sales via resellers and veterinarians. A working knowledge of at least one rural industry is essential plus the ability to meet sales targets and objectives. Tertiary qualifications would be an advantage. Salary package includes a company vehicle. 

Written applications to: 
Sales Manager,
IAH Sales Pty Ltd
Fax: 02 9672-7988 or email: info@iahp.com.au.  
Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

ABC News Report: Protexin Probiotic is a Huge Success at Koorana Crocodile Farm!

Friday, January 23, 2015


On the 4th November 2014 ABC News reported on the successful use of Protexin (multi-strain probiotic) for improving the general health, well-being  and growth rates of baby crocodiles at Koorana Crocodile farm based in Coowonga, Queensland.  The 7 month trial also saw a reduction in the mortality rate of the baby crocodiles. Crocodile farmer John Lever confirmed the success of Protexin and that probiotics will be a permanent addition to the baby crocodile’s daily diet.  He said, “We’ve been struggling over the years to find the right sort of diet for baby crocodiles and every year we trial something else… and I think that we’ve nailed it this year”. The benefits of including Protexin in the baby crocodile’s diet go as far as increasing crocodile tourism and improving the production of meat and leather goods. “This is the best growth rate that we’ve had to date in our history here at Koorana so you can imagine how that makes us feel.” John said. Protexin was originally recommended to the crocodile farmer by the Melbourne Aquarium vet. 

To watch the whole story click here.

Baby Saltwater Crocodile
Baby Saltwater Crocodile

Protexin Probiotic
Protexin is suitable for animals and birds. For more information call 1800 801 201.


The International Animal Health Handicap

Friday, January 02, 2015


Saturday 6th December saw the running of the International Animal Health Handicap as race 7 at Rosehill Gardens. 

It was a fantastic day and luckily the storm and rain held off until after our race. The winner has since continued on his winning ways and has now won 5 races in a row.

1st Vashka, owned by Godolphin, ridden by Blake Shinn and trained by John O’Shea
2nd Maddhal 
3rd Valcot

IAHP logo on the race screen
IAHP logo on the race screen



Chris Lawlor and Geoff Olds

Equitana 2014

Monday, December 01, 2014

Our sales team had a great time at Equitana 2014! I attended on the Saturday and it was fantastic to meet our loyal customers, meet many new people and to get positive feedback about our products. We all got asked lots of really good questions. Our sales representatives Tony from Victoria, Kerrin from NZ, Ross and Jason from NSW had a very busy 4 days as there was a very large turnout for Equitana this year! I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all those that visited us at stand #360 and took advantage of our great show specials and professional advice. 


Provet features Protexin in "Partner's in Practice" Magazine

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Provet's Partners in Practice magazine is a trade magazine specifically for the veterinarians! This quarterly and online publication is a key reference and information tool for the veterinary industry with information across latest news, announcements, products and articles of interest.

To find out more about this fantastic publication please visit http://www.provet.com.au/en-nz/publications/industrymagazine.aspx.

To view the advertorial on Protexin for Foals and Broodmares please click here.

By Chris Lawlor

Introducing our NEW responsive website

Thursday, October 23, 2014

We've recently updated our website to a NEW responsive website that allows our customers to view our products, blogs and helpful information on desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile phones!

We hope that these changes will assist you in finding and understanding our great range of products.

In the future we will continue improving our website and content for our customers.

By Chris Lawlor

We've updated our homepage!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

We've recently updated our homepage to provide more accurate information to our valued customers.

Please provide feedback in the comments if you have any suggestions on how we could make this better!

Below is the new content:

 

International Animal Health Products

Cattle Products

Our cattle products aim to improve the growth, health and well-being of calves, beef and dairy cattle. Our range of cattle products is extensive and includes well-known brands such as Ausmectin, Beef Feedaid, Berg Oil, Buffered Iodine, Byrumen, Calf Weanaid, CopperEX Bullets, Dairy Aid, Dairy Hi-Yield, D-Scour Paste, Flaveco 5, Flints Medicated Oil, Glutacide, Koagulon Injection, Leather New, Livamol, Lot Feedaid, Manomix, Molatein, Moneco 100, Protexin, Saleco 120, Worma Drench and Wound Klense.

Horse Products

International Animal Health Products cares for your foal and horse’s health by providing a broad scope of product solutions for horses, regardless of the activity e.g racing, breeding, polo, endurance etc. Our range of horse products is made up of well-known brands such as Berg Oil, Bio-Hoof Care and Repair, Buffered Iodine, Calciplex Bone and Joint, D-Scour Paste, Flints Medicated Oil, Glutacide, Horsport Rehydration and Recovery, Ironvita Blood and Oxygen, KA Cleans and Flushes, Koagulon Injection, Leather New, Livamol, Manomix, MecWorma and Bot, MecWorma and Tape Allwormer, Min-A-Vit Racing and Breeding, Molatein, Neutra-Syrup Neutralises and Removes, Protexin, Snow-E Muscle-Energy and Fertility, Sootha Nerves and Stress, Sootha Paste, Tite Liniment, Vitam Health and Vitality, Worma Drench, Worma Paste and Wound Klense. 

Pig Products

Our range of pig products provide many solutions with the objective of improving the growth, health and well-being of pigs. Our pig products include Boar and Sow Premix, Buffered Iodine, D-Scour Paste, Flaveco 5, General Purpose Pig Premix, Glutacide, Growaid, Keydrex, Keyquindox 100, Pig Weanaid, Protexin Paste, Protexin, Saleco 120 and Zirco. 

Poultry Products

International Animal Health Products services the poultry industry by offering a wide range of feed additives, medications, vitamins, minerals, vitamins and minerals, probiotics and disinfectants with the goal of improving the growth, health and well-being of poultry. Choose from our range of poultry products including Abdextra, Doteco 1000, Flaveco 5, Glutacide, Key Vita Min, Keydrex, Keylectrolytes, Keystat, Protexin and Saleco 120. 

Protexin

Protexin has been well established in the market for about 20 years. With the continued support of veterinarians, nutritionists, farmers, wildlife carers and pet owners who have discovered a multitude of ways to maximise the health, immunity* and well-being of animals. Protexin works by flooding the gut with millions of beneficial bacteria to restore the digestive system to a healthy gut function. Protexin treats a range of issues including diarrhoea, poor appetite, loose stools, flatulence, digestive upsets, dietary changes, vaccination, worming, surgery, antibiotic treatment, weaning and travel sickness. Protexin is suitable for all animals.
*Based on published research at NSW DPI’s Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute

Vet Only

We have a wide range of feed additives and vet only products. Please note that our vet only products are exclusively available to veterinarians, authorised veterinary wholesalers and those authorised to obtain and supply therapeutic substances. Our range of vet only products can be viewed by registering your details here.  

By Chris Lawlor

We've updated our product descriptions!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

We've recently updated our product page descriptions to provide more accurate information to our valued customers.

Please provide feedback in the comments if you have any suggestions on how we could make this better!

Below is the new content:

Our Products

Ausmectin for Sheep and Cattle

Ausmectin products have a proven bio-equivalency, in both plasma concentrations and/or clinical efficacy with Ivomec products. Ausmectin products are produced under rigorous Quality Assurance controls, to guarantee a product that meets the highest standards. Ausmectin products contain a highly purified IVERMECTIN, offering the highest possible level of quality, safety and efficacy. Ausmectin providing you with the best quality product, at the best possible price!

Cattle Products

Our cattle products aim to improve the growth, health and well-being of calves, beef and dairy cattle. Our range of cattle products is extensive and includes well-known brands such as Ausmectin, Beef Feedaid, Berg Oil, Buffered Iodine, Byrumen, Calf Weanaid, CopperEX Bullets, Dairy Aid, Dairy Hi-Yield, D-Scour Paste, Flaveco 5, Flints Medicated Oil, Glutacide, Koagulon Injection, Leather New, Livamol, Lot Feedaid, Manomix, Molatein, Moneco 100, Protexin, Saleco 120, Worma Drench and Wound Klense.

Feed Additives

International Animal Health Products offer a wide range of feed additives for pigs, poultry and cattle. We aim to provide feed additives that improve the growth, health and well-being of your pigs, poultry or cattle. Choose from our range of feed additives including Doteco 1000, Flaveco 5, Keyquindox 100, Keystat Powder, Moneco 100 and Saleco 120. For scheduled feed additives please see Vet Only. Please note that our vet only products are available to veterinarians and authorised veterinarian wholesalers.

Horse Products

International Animal Health Products cares for your foal and horse’s health by providing a broad scope of product solutions for horses, regardless of the activity e.g racing, breeding, polo, endurance etc. Our range of horse products is made up of well-known brands such as Berg Oil, Bio-Hoof Care and Repair, Buffered Iodine, Calciplex Bone and Joint, D-Scour Paste, Flints Medicated Oil, Glutacide, Horsport Rehydration and Recovery, Ironvita Blood and Oxygen, KA Cleans and Flushes, Koagulon Injection, Leather New, Livamol, Manomix, MecWorma and Bot, MecWorma and Tape Allwormer, Min-A-Vit Racing and Breeding, Molatein, Neutra-Syrup Neutralises and Removes, Protexin, Snow-E Muscle-Energy and Fertility, Sootha Nerves and Stress, Sootha Paste, Tite Liniment, Vitam Health and Vitality, Worma Drench, Worma Paste and Wound Klense. 

Pig Products

Our range of pig products provide many solutions with the objective of improving the growth, health and well-being of pigs. Our pig products include Boar and Sow Premix, Buffered Iodine, D-Scour Paste, Flaveco 5, General Purpose Pig Premix, Glutacide, Growaid, Keydrex, Keyquindox 100, Pig Weanaid, Protexin Paste, Protexin, Saleco 120 and Zirco. 

Poultry Products

International Animal Health Products services the poultry industry by offering a wide range of feed additives, medications, vitamins, minerals, vitamins and minerals, probiotics and disinfectants with the goal of improving the growth, health and well-being of poultry. Choose from our range of poultry products including Abdextra, Doteco 1000, Flaveco 5, Glutacide, Key Vita Min, Keydrex, Keylectrolytes, Keystat, Protexin and Saleco 120. 

Protexin

Protexin has been well established in the market for about 20 years. With the continued support of veterinarians, nutritionists, farmers, wildlife carers and pet owners who have discovered a multitude of ways to maximise the health, immunity* and well-being of animals. Protexin works by flooding the gut with millions of beneficial bacteria to restore the digestive system to a healthy gut function. Protexin treats a range of issues including diarrhoea, poor appetite, loose stools, flatulence, digestive upsets, dietary changes, vaccination, worming, surgery, antibiotic treatment, weaning and travel sickness. Protexin is suitable for all animals.
*Based on published research at NSW DPI’s Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute    

Vet Only

We have a wide range of feed additives and vet only products. Please note that our vet only products are exclusively available to veterinarians, authorised veterinary wholesalers and those authorised to obtain and supply therapeutic substances. Our range of vet only products can be viewed by registering your details here.

Blood Support for Horses

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Iron deficiency can restrict the performance of horses. Racing, endurance and polo are a few high performance activities where the stress of heavy training and competition causes rapid breakdown of red blood cells. In severe cases, iron deficiency anaemia can result. Tell-tale signs of impending trouble include listlessness, a picky appetite and loss of a horse's 'will to win'.

Blood cells play a critical role in transporting oxygen to hard working muscles, so to maintain performance it's important to maintain blood cell 'health'. As well as performance horses, young, growing horses need support in the daily production of new blood cells and following injuries involving blood loss. Broodmares can be supplemented for their iron, towards the end of pregnancy, to help to build the blood of strong healthy foals.

You can provide blood support for your horse by using Ironvita Blood & Oxygen. Ironvita Blood & Oxygen is an iron supplement that includes additional ingredients selected to enhance the benefits of iron. Copper helps horses mobilise iron from storage areas around the body while cobalt helps synthesise vitamin B12 which horses require to recover from anaemia. Ironvita Blood & Oxygen also contains folic acid which has been shown to increase haemoglobin concentrations, often deficient when green pick is limited. Available in 1L; 5L and 25L.

 

Ironvita Blood and Oxygen - Iron Supplement for Horses 

 

By Chris Lawlor

Probiotics for Foals and Broodmares

Monday, July 07, 2014

A horse’s digestive tract contains billions of live microbes which play a crucial role in ensuring proper digestion of feed. The microbes in the gut also play an important role in ensuring that foals develop a healthy immune system.

Foals are born without any of these microbes in their gut. Good and bad bacteria quickly move into the gut once the foal is born. A fine balance is set up which can easy be disrupted, leading to scouring, slow growth and other health problems. Feeding probiotics from birth protects the foal from bad bacteria, improves the health of the foal by enabling better digestion of feed and makes the transition from milk to solid feed easier. 

Broodmares fed probiotics withstand the stress of foaling better and are more likely to produce healthier, more vigorous foals. This is because probiotics encourages a better quality of colostrum. Colostrum is a yellow coloured milk that the foals receive when they are first born that contains antibodies to protect the newborn foal against diseases. When broodmares are given the probiotic Protexin during the late stages of pregnancy the number of foals born with low immunity is reduced due to the improved activity of the broodmare’s immune system. 

What is a good probiotic for Broodmares and Foals? 
Protexin Contains billions of naturally occurring and beneficial live bacteria essential for intestinal good health. Protexin is available in a liquid, soluble, powder and paste. Protexin is an Australian made probiotic that is approved for use in horses and foals. The NSW department of Agriculture has recommended the use of Protexin in newborn foals.

Protexin for Horses, Broodmares and Foals
By Chris Lawlor

See the Golden Slipper Difference with Livamol Feed Optimiser

Friday, July 04, 2014

On the 5th April 2014 at 5pm, a filly called Mossfun, had prevailed to win the Golden Slipper, the World’s richest 2 year old race over 1200 metres. Mossfun was born and raised by Fairview Park Stud in the Hawkesbury of NSW before selling at the 2013 Easter yearling to Emirates Park Stud and being trained by Team Hawkes. Fairview is a boutique stud run by sisters, Heather McKinnon and Linda Duckworth along with Veterinarian husband Ian. Mossfun was bred by Linda, Ian, Heather and long term employee and family friend Darren Pullman. Heather and Ian both work for Agnes Banks Equine while Linda and staff run the stud. They take great care in preparing their weanlings and yearlings for their future careers. International Animal Health share their passion for breeding and services their nutritional, first aid and worming needs. Fairview has been using Livamol Feed Optimiser Pellets since 2012 and during that time have sold the equal top selling yearling at the Summer Classic Sale in 2013 and now the Golden Slipper winner. On the 10th April 2014, Fairview sold the half-brother by Magic Albert to Mossfun (The Golden Slipper winner) for a record Easter Session 2 price of $750,000.


 
Mossfun winner of the Golden Slipper Livamol Feed Optimiser Pellets

                                                                              Livamol Feed Optimiser Pellets for Horses 
Contains a scientific blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, anti-oxidants, fatty acids, glucosamine, plus proteins, fibre and engergy. Please see the data sheet for more information. 

DATASHEET


By Chris Lawlor

May 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Some days are simply better than others!

Golden Slipper day was one of those with a number of friends having runners including Unencumbered, Alpha Miss and Mossfun.

 

Mossfun prevailed to win the Golden Slipper, the World's richest 2 year old race over 1200 metres. 

Mossfun was born and raised by Fairview Park Stud in the Hawkesbury of NSW before selling at the 2013 Easter yearling to Emirates Park Stud and being trained by Team Hawkes.
Fairview is a boutique stud run by sisters, Heather McKinnon and Linda Duckworth along with veterinarian husband Ian. Heather and Ian both work for Agnes Banks Equine while Linda and stuff run the stud. Mossfun was bred by Linda, Ian, Heather and long term employee and family friend Darren Pullman. On the 10th April 2014, Fairview sold the half-brother by Magic Albert to Mossfun (The Golden Slipper Winner) for a record Easter session price of $750,000.

We were absolutely thrilled for Fairview, a family owned and run business, just like us!

 

P.S. And a big congratulations to Noel and Emma Mayfield-Smith who won the BTC Cup 1200m group 1 race with Famous Seamus (NZ) Saturday 10th May 2014.

 

King regards...

Chris

December 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Most but not all areas around Australia have had good rains in the past few weeks especially NSW where it had the added benefit of helping to extinguish a huge number of fires. Following rain along with warm weather we are seeing fast growth of fresh grass and with it there will be a rapid increase over the next month of worms. So the message for this month is keep an eye on all your livestock especially young animals under 12 months of age but more importantly those under 6 months of age. Remember: Young animals need to build immunity.
Too much emphasis is placed on worm resistance to a particular chemical or combination at the expense of immunity.
If you need any help simply contact us on 1800 801 201 or via our website.

I also take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Happy Xmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year

King Regards... Chris

September 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Greetings one and all, Spring has sprung and nature is renewing itself everywhere.

Always keep an eye on all newborns and the best way to ensure they get off to a good start is to dose them with Protexin (Paste or Liquid) for the 1st x 5 days of life.

Remember all young animals, particularly those animals that you highly value, come in contact with soil, manure, and debris and this provides and entry point for pathogens via their navels.
Suggest you keep a bottle of Buffered Iodine on hand and spray the navel every day for 3-5 days.

For those of you with horses, ask your veterinarian about doing some faecal egg counts for you so that you can carefully monitor when it is necessary to worm. Spring is an ideal time for Tapeworm to reappear.

It is more important to worm your mares with a wormer containing a Tapeworm controller (like MecWorma & Tape Allwormer). For foals from 3-4 weeks of age we recommend a dose of Worma Paste.

All the above products are available in our newly released Foal Starter Packs.

Remember: Prevention is always better and cheaper than cure.

Enjoy the Spring warmth and all those newborns that are popping up everywhere around the county!

King regards...Chris

Spring 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

Greetings Everyone,

Spring is just around the corner and our Team at IAH have put something special together.
It is called the Foal Starter Pack. This pack is designed to give your foal the very best start in life.

Each pack contains:
*Buffered Iodine - simply spray onto the navel of your foal for the first 5 days to help guard against bacterial and fungal infections.
*Protexin Paste - administer 10g per foal per day for the first 5 days (half in the morning and again at night is okay too!)
After day 5 to day 14 keep a watchful eye for scours and IF they occur administer more Protexin Paste.
*21 days from the foaling date - worm your mare with MecWorma & Tape Allwormer.
*3 - 4 weeks worm your foal with Worma Paste (by this point your foal should be about twice its birthweight) e.g. 50kgs at birth then by 4 weeks your foal should be about 100kg. Use the dial a dose syringe to adjust to the correct dose.

We also have a 10 Foal Starter Pack and if you intend foaling down more then 10 foals we will happily put together a Foal Starter Pack to suit your needs.

You can freecall us from our website: www.iahp.com.au
Contact us on Facebook - www.facebook/iahproducts.com

Freecall 1800 801 201

And we can assist you to get your Foal Starter Pack from your favored supplier.
Give'm the best start! Have a great season.

Kind Regards... Chris

Autumn

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Australia is a land of contrasts, one moment there is drought and the next it is pouring rain to the extent of flooding. Many parts of the Eastern States have experienced an enormous amound of rain, this combined with humid conditions is ideal for rapid growth of fresh green grass.

It also means a rapid increase in worm larvae activity especially in young growing horses who are more susceptible to worm attack as they have yet to build immunity and these larvae will affect horses of all ages especially those animals who are primarily grazing in paddocks.

The month of March heralds the start of Autumn. So it is time to choose your wormers carefully.

The options are;

Abamectin (MecWorma & Bot)

Abamectin/Morantel (MecWorma & Tape - Allworma)

Ivermectin or Abamectin with Praziquantel (there are many products on the market)

 

If you need help with your worming program simply call us on the Worming Hotline 1800 801 201 or visit our website www.iahp.com.au

 

King Regards... Chris

January 2013

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

To our many Social Media Followers,

I hope you all had a great Christmas and wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

Kind Regards... Chris

November 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The foaling season is on the wane so our attention now turns to the preparation of yearlings for the Magic Millions, followed by the Classic sale and NZ Bloodstock sales at Karaka from 9th January to early February and so on.

The get them off to a great start, if you are not feeding them already simply start adding Livamol to your existing feed, by adding 2 cups or about 500g per yearling per day. You will notice a healthy shine within the following 10 days. If you need help fine tuning those diets we offer a Free Dietary Analysis http://www.iahp.com.au/australia/horses and click on the horse's head logo. 

Buyers look for healthy well grown yearlings and Livamol brings out that great coat and brilliant finish.

King regards... Chris

September 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

It looks to me that Spring is well and truly here. We have just had the 1st of our foals arrive, a lovely filly by Star Witness from Ausbred Silk and we have more to come.

Additionally our cows have been busy with 4 bulls and 2 heifer calves so far. With all newborns it is important to spray their navels with Buffered Iodine for at least the 3-5 days because their navels come in contact with the ground, manure and debris providing an entry point for pathogens. Remember to use Protexin (even before they stand and suckle) because it gets them off to a great start in life.

The more care you take with these very young animals the greater chance they have of avoiding setbacks.

Kind regards…Chris

Congratulations to the IAH Best Presented Award Winners

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Congratulations to those who won the IAH Best Presented award yesterday - and also won their races!

Melbourne - Sam Hyland selected Tasmanian bred Banca Mo for trainer D & S Brunton who comfortably won the Hong Kong Racehorse Owner's Association Trophy over 2040 metres.

And in Sydney Brian York selected the very firm favourite Said Com for trainer Chris Waller. Said Com trailed the field before charging to the finish to win easily in the Canterbury BMW Financial Services Handicap over 1250 metres.

Both horses look to be heading toward the major Group races in the Spring.

Kind regards...Chris

Now is the time to prepare for Spring!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Now is the time to prepare for Spring as the 1st of August is the horse’s birthday.

The foaling season is now underway and it is important to be prepared.

At IAH we have prepared our Foal Starter packs. As a fellow horse breeder I encourage you all to follow the program we have carefully set out in order to give those newborn foals the very best start in life. Over the next few months we are expecting foals by several thoroughbred stallions including Star Witness, Congrats (USA), Dane Shadow and Danewin. It is a very exciting time of the year and we hope that all those bouncing babies exceed your expectations.

Kind regards…Chris







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