Plasma provides proven therapeutic benefits to both young and mature mammals and can be used as either a treatment or preventative therapy for a wide range of conditions, including:
- Failure of Passive Transfer to newborns (a condition where the newborn fails to absorb the essential antibodies present in its mother's milk, otherwise known as colostrum, making the newborn completely susceptible to disease and infection)
- Partial Failure of Passive Transfer to newborns (a condition where the newborn ingests some antibodies, in the form of colostrum, but not enough to attain optimum levels in the bloodstream and avoid the onset of infectious disease)
- Gastrointestinal conditions including, diarrhoea, colic, pancreatitis, colitis
- Renal conditions
- Any active infection where there is destruction of gamma globulins
VIL's purpose-designed products and manufacturing facility provide maximum convenience for the veterinary community. Plasma orders can be delivered overnight and may be frozen for up to two years, giving Licensed Veterinarians the opportunity to either store plasma or order as needed.
The administration of plasma is a medical procedure that should only be performed by a Licensed Veterinarian as it usually requires intravenous administration.
In preparation for administration, treatment unit(s) must be thawed to body temperature using warm water heated to around 40 degrees centigrade. If the water temperature is maintained at this level the thawing process will take about 10-20 minutes.
Before administering a VIL product, refer to the Dosage and Administration guidelines contained on the product label for detailed procedural information.