In light of the recent equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak stemming from the National Cutting Horse Association event in Ogden, Utah, Harrisons’ Pet Products is offering free Booster Concentrate samples to veterinarians willing to try the product on infected horses.
Clinical studies have not been conducted on this strain in horses, the company reported. However, Booster Concentrate does inactivate enveloped viruses, and the company is requesting that veterinarians report the outcome of the product’s use on infected horses.
The company reports that Booster Concentrate is a highly purified monolaurin nutritional lipid that has been shown in laboratories to inactivate bacteria, enveloped viruses and fungi/yeast.
According to Harrisons’ Pet Products, using Booster Concentrate has been demonstrated to help support the immune system by biochemically balancing the body for optimal health and self-healing. No contraindications have been observed and Booster Concentrate does not interfere with the body’s native bacteria.
The company states the product is nontoxic and approved and is recognized as a safe (GRAS) direct food additive by the Food and Drug Administration.