Virbac Ironcyclen



IRONCYCLEN® liquid iron supplement for horses

IRONCYCLEN Liquid contains iron, copper and cobalt to supplement diets which may be deficient in these essential minerals. Racing, training and other forms of hard exercise increases the requirement for iron.


IRONCYCLEN is a specially formulated supplement to maximise haemoglobin and red blood cell production which helps improve the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood for peak performance.


The highly palatable molasses flavoured liquid formulation contains:


Two forms of iron for maximum absorption

Organic iron aminoates which eliminate gut irritation

Co-factors of copper and cobalt essential to incorporate iron into haemoglobin


High performance horses – Training and competing are added stresses which increase the demand for iron.

Horses who have experienced significant blood loss: e.g. surgery, stomach ulcers, parasite burdens, lung bleeders.

Animals in training prone to low blood counts and anaemia


Supports improved blood counts – Only 15-18% of the iron in the feedstuffs of the average horse’s diet is absorbed.

Formulated for maximum absorption – IRONCYCLEN contains 2 forms of iron which are readily absorbed by the gut and are generally of a higher quality than the regular iron used in many other supplements.

Essential balance of co-factors – Copper and cobalt are essential for red blood cell and haemoglobin production. Without these co-factors, even with high levels of iron, the horse will still be unable to produce optimal amounts of red blood cells.

Liquid formulation – The unique formulation makes IRONCYCLEN easy to mix into feed or administered directly over the tongue.



Each litre contains:


Iron (as iron amino acid chelate) 650.0 mg

Iron (as ferrous sulfate monohydrate) 8.36 g

Copper (as cupric sulfate pentahydrate) 15.1 mg

Cobalt (as cobalt sulfate heptahydrate) 4.0 mg


Horses (450 - 500 kg):

45 - 75 mL daily in feed or as directed by a veterinarian.


Performance horses


Early Training

Maximum of 75 mL daily in early training for the first 6 weeks.


Hard Training

Give 45 mL daily in a “3 days on, 3 days off” routine while in hard training, increasing to a maximum of 75 mL daily if required.


“Booster” courses of FBC BLOODFOOD® at key training times will stimulate the bone marrow so that it can respond to the increased demand for more cells.


Breeding horses

45 – 75 mL daily in a “3 days on, 3 days off” routine.


Iron Deficiency Anaemia

45 – 75 mL daily until anaemia corrected (usually 14 - 28 days) or as per veterinary advice.



Store below 30˚C (Room temperature)



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