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The Benefits of EVA
Thorough veterinary research at a Canadian university has proven
that EVA effectively alleviates
osteoarthritis in dogs and improves an animal’s gait, performance
in daily activities and overall vitality.
Other research confirms this, and lists a number of additional benefits
· relief from clinical arthritis
· general feeling of well-being
· improved hair coat
· improved kidney function
· accelerated healing of wounds or injuries.
Studies also indicate that EVA helps
slow the progression and reduce the effects of hip dysplasia among
susceptible breeds. There is further indication that it helps promote
muscle and bone growth in puppies and speeds the muscle recovery
process for athletic animals. Benefits of EVA
are noticeable among horses and cats as well, and include enhanced
muscoloskeletal strength, hoof and hair growth, and faster healing.
Because it’s made directly from elk velvet antler, EVA
is completely natural. Unlike some artificial products or drugs
used to treat animals, EVA is in
natural supply and won’t cause harmful side effects. It comes
from the farm, not the lab!
What is EVA?
EVA is made from elk antler. Most
commonly, it’s processed into a fine powder contained in capsules,
although traditional practice also uses antler slices for teas and
EVA is composed of proteins, amino
acids, minerals, lipids and water. Specific key compounds contained
in EVA include collagen, glucosamine
sulphate, chondroitin sulphate, erythropoietin and growth hormones.
These natural compounds work to stimulate red blood cell production
and cartilage cell regeneration and development.
How to use EVA
The recommended dosage of EVA is
based on a formula of 15 to 20 mgs per kilogram of bodyweight, once
or twice daily. For a medium sized dog of 40 lbs (approximately
18 kgs), this would mean about 360 mgs up to twice a day. Higher
doses may be used for healing or performance enhancement purposes.
No side effects have been noted with the use of
EVA in animals at these dosages.
EVA for pets is available in 280mg
capsules, but because some pet owners find it difficult to feed
their animals capsules, it also comes in powder form for mixing
with regular food. Like most health supplements, the effects of
EVA tend to be cumulative. Typically, significant benefits
can be seen after eight to 12 weeks of consistent use.Pet owners should consult a veterinarian before giving EVA
to an animal.
Production and Quality Assurance
In order to produce EVA, antler
is harvested annually. In partnership with the Alberta Veterinary
Medical Association, Alberta’s elk producers are all certified
to remove antler. They also must follow Alberta government regulations
designed to ensure a humane, low-stress process that protects the
animal from injury. Efficient,
humane handling methods ensure the producer a quality harvest for
many consecutive years from each bull elk. Upon removal, every antler
is tagged and logged into an Alberta government database so it can
be traced to the farm and animal of origin.
Antler is processed into powder and packaged in plants that are
rigorously monitored by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and
Health Canada. There are approximately
a dozen EVA processing plants in
North America. The largest one, processing more EVA than all the
others combined, is located right here in Alberta near Sangudo in
the west central region of the province.
The elk that produce the antler are reared on free-range elk ranches
by producer-members of the Alberta Elk Commission. They are raised
naturally, without growth stimulants, hormones, steroids or anti-biotics.