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Sustain Herbivore

EmerAid Sustain Herbivore®

EmerAid ® Sustain ™ Herbivore is a therapeutic diet scientifically designed to support herbivorous mammals, including rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas, and herbivorous reptiles, such as adult iguanas, all tortoises, and some turtles, recovering from critical illness, suffering from chronic medical conditions, or underweight. Sustain Herbivore is also designed to transition the debilitated herbivore from intensive care nutrition to normal feeding. As a recovery diet, EmerAid Sustain Herbivore contains more whole nutrients than EmerAid Intensive Care Herbivore. Developed by an expert panel, including exotic animal veterinarians, emergency clinicians, and nutritionists, this high fiber, therapeutic diet is easily absorbed and highly digestible.

  • Available in 100-gram, 400-gram, and 2-kg pouches
  • Powder is easily mixed with water to create a high energy formula
  • Exceeds nutritional requirements for all nutrients for rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas

Recommended Use

EmerAid Sustain Herbivore is a high-fiber, recovery diet designed to support herbivorous mammals, including rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas, recovering from critical illness, suffering from chronic medical conditions, or underweight. Sustain Herbivore is also designed to transition the debilitated herbivore from intensive care nutrition to normal feeding.

EmerAid Sustain Herbivore exceeds the nutritional requirements for rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas, and may be fed for prolonged periods of time (even years) when clinical condition requires. In fact, since the energy density of Sustain Herbivore is approximately 20% higher than most standard diets, weight management must be considered when animals are fed Sustain Herbivore ad libitum.

EmerAid Sustain Herbivore is a therapeutic designed to be used only under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian.

For patients with poor weight gain or malabsorptive conditions, EmerAid Intensive Care Herbivore may also be recommended.

Compare EmerAid Sustain Herbivore and EmerAid Intensive Care Herbivore.

Features and Benefits

  • Contains eight sources of dietary fiber. This balanced blend of insoluble and soluble fiber types promotes optimal hindgut health and normal gastrointestinal motility
  • Sources of the insoluble or structural fibers lignin and cellulose include timothy hay, soybean hulls, and peppermint leaves, which all help to maintain the health of the cecum and large intestine.
  • Fermentable or soluble fiber (hemicellulose, pectins, oligosaccharides) in the form of beet pulp, soybean meal, inulin, papaya, and xanthan, maintains a robust population of functional microflora in the large intestine and cecum.
  • Contains all essential amino acids.
  • A complete and balanced source of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and nucleotides.
  • Hydrolyzed soy protein is an easily digestible protein, which helps the body quickly rebuild lean body mass.
  • Oat grain and wheat flour are readily digestible complex starches that provide energy when commensal microbial function might be impaired.
  • Peppermint leaves serve as a source of structural fiber as well as a tasty enticement for self feeding.

Product Sizes

  • 100 g (3.5 oz) pouch
  • 400 g (14 oz) pouch
  • 2 kg (4.4 lb) pouch

Preparation, Administration & Expiration Date

WARNING: EmerAid has been scientifically designed for extremely high digestibility. Avoid contamination. Handle product carefully. Keep dry. Use a clean, dry scoop. Do not cross contaminate with scoops used with non-EmerAid foods. Contamination can cause harmful bacterial growth.

  1. Measure level scoops, and do not pack the powder. Shake dry powder to facilitate mixing.
  2. Mix one part powder to one part very warm water measuring 122°F (50°C).
  3. Each size comes with a one tablespoon (15ml) size scoop. One scoop of Sustain Herbivore (6.5 g) can be mixed with 15 ml water.
  4. Stir the mixture until smooth.
  5. Use a syringe to draw up the mixture.
  6. Feed the Emeraid Herbivore Sustain mixture as soon as possible after mixing
  7. Discard any leftover formula. Make formula fresh for each feeding.
  8. Flush and clean the feeding syringe.

In the adult animal, stomach volume is estimated as 30 ml/kg (3% body weight). The first feeding is often one-third to one-half of this calculated volume, however the volume and number of feedings must be adjusted based on patient species and clinical condition.

Storage and Shelf Life

Use EmerAid Herbivore Sustain within 6 months of opening. Refrigerate EmerAid Sustain Herbivore after opening. The shelf life for an unopened package of Emeraid is 18 months from the date of manufacturing or no later than the “Best Before” label on the package.

USA Ingredients & Guaranteed Analyses

Timothy Grass, Soybean Meal, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Ground Oats, Wheat Flour, Soybean Hulls, Corn Oil, Glucose Syrup Solids, Beet Pulp, Inulin, Peppermint Leaves, Defatted Wheat Germ, Canola Oil, Papaya Powder, Xanthan Gum, Ground Limestone, Dicalcium Phosphate, DL-Methionine, Ground Rice, Citric Acid, Iodized Salt, Choline Chloride, Vitamin C Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Copper Methionine Chelate, Tocopherols, Beta-Carotene, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement.

Crude Protein (Min)14.5%
Crude Fat (Min)9.9%
Crude Fiber (Max)25.1%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids0.38%
Omega 6 Fatty Acids4.61%
Moisture (Max)8.0%
Metabolizable Energy (calculated)1.00 kcal/ml
3.04 kcal/gram dry weight

Breakdown of Fiber Content

Non-fermentable/structural fiber49%
Fermentable fiber 51%

International Composition, Analytical Constituents and Nutritional Additives

Timothy Hay, Soybean Meal, Hydrolysed Soya Protein Concentrate, Wheat Flour, Oat Flour, Corn Oil, Soybean Hulls, Sucrose, Beet Pulp, Inulin, Wheat Germ, Peppermint Leaves, Dicalcium Phosphate.

Analytical Constituents *When made using a 1:1 ratio
Crude protein14,5%
Crude fats & oils 9,9%
Crude fibres (Max)25,1%
Crude fibres (Min) 21,0%
Crude ash 5,3%
Nutritional Additives
Manganese (Manganous sulphate, monohydrate E 5) 85,00mg
Zinc (Zinc oxide E 6)80,00mg
Copper (Cupric sulphate, pentahydrate E 4)12,00mg
Vitamin A 3a672a 6860,00 IU
IUVitamin D3 E 6711375,00 IU