Pernicious Anaemia Society

I want to be a sheep!

I was wandering around the interweb when I came across a sustained release formula of injectable B12 for sheep, readily available for farmers.

It says: 'The gradual dissolution of the encapsulating lactide/glycolide co-polymer produces a steady, prolonged release of vitamin B12 , which is necessary for optimal energy and protein metabolism in ruminants.'

Anyone else fancy being a sheep?

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Baaaaaaaaa

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Ewe could be on to something....

I'd like to ram home the unfairness of a situation where sheep can have a constant supply of b12 and many people on this forum are restricted to one injection every 3 months.

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Baaa, I just think it's humbug they get all of the fun and run around like spring lambs, whilst us lot just have to follow the NHS like sheep and drag ourselves about, feeling like pants.

Unless, of course we break free from the NHS flock, take matters into our own hands and become wolves in sheep's clothing.

Seriously though, I think I read that there is research going on for the same thing for humans, which will be fantastic if and when it arrives.

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PAS r looking into it

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I think IF is the word

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What woolly minded person thought of that? I guess we'd better all start eating lamb for our B12 :)

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If it is this product:

virbac.co.nz/home/ruminants...

it is interesting that it also contains selenium. Something which is definitely related to thyroid issues (as key enzymes need selenium). However, barium selenate is apparently toxic to humans...

Yet another twist to this thread...

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Oh dear...I was thinking of consulting a vet...🤔😉

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Isn't it strange that a small country like New Zealand ( 4 1/2 million inhabitants) has managed to produce such a sophisticated treatment for sheep? Yes, I know that their living depends mostly on sheep , but why can't the UK with all its resources develop something similar for humans? .I'd thought of trying to get some till I saw that one ingredient was toxic to humans . Shame !

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But 60 million sheep 😀😀😀

Here's just a few...

🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑

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How interesting, we have always said the very first thing we would do if given a prognosis of imminent demise would be to take a trip to the vet and get one of the B12 shots he gave to my daughters cat 12 years ago. The cat had contracted myxomatosis from their pet rabbit and as his actual owner, our 9 year old grandson was with her he wouldn't put him down there and then but if she came back the following day he would and gave him the shot as a booster. The cat, was, at this stage 14 years old and I can tell you I saw him yesterday afternoon almost a spry as ever. William, the cat, seems to be immortal and we are convinced it was all down to the B12 shot.

My daughter is now 50 and has been having 3 monthly B12 injections for 25 years now and looks much younger than her age and is very active. I have been injecting for the past 3 years so although I don't expect too much I am hoping for a few more good years, aches, pains, pins and needles, diminished taste buds and all, despite now being nearly 73.

Who knows, perhaps our injected B12 is a pointer to the elixir of life, either that or perhaps the injection in sheep makes them tenderer on the plate.

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