About Us

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Ranvet was founded by the late Dr Percy Sykes, AM M.R.C.V.S., M.A.C.V.Sc, a highly respected veterinary surgeon who for years worked with legendary trainers such as Tommy Smith and Melbourne Cup King, Bart Cummings.

It could be said that the Ranvet product range was born out of a concerned veterinary surgeon’s observations of horses being trained in a very unnatural environment, being fed extremely high carbohydrate diets and being subjected to continual mental and physical stresses.

With his pioneering efforts in the highly specialised area of equine veterinary science, Dr Sykes revolutionised the way performance horses are fed and trained. Horses are now raced earlier, trained harder and remain in work for longer periods than was ever considered possible 50 years ago.

Dr Sykes’ laboratory findings and extensive fieldwork defined the need for specific electrolyte therapy, vitamin and mineral supplementation, body acid neutralisers and alkali reserve replacers. He clearly identified the essential role of protein in the horse’s diet and the importance of a correct amino acid balance for maximum utilisation of that protein.

Every product in the Ranvet range has been developed to meet a horse’s most specific need at any given time, be it in a training environment or on a breeding farm. Having pioneered the formulation of specific medications and dietary supplements for horses, the company is now recognised as a leader in the areas of equine health and nutrition.

Horse Care Expert

Dr Percy Sykes, AM, M.R.C.V.S, M.A.C.V.Sc
1920-2014

Ranvet’s founder and world renowned veterinary surgeon who revolutionised the treatment of racehorses in Australia.

Experts in Equine Nutrition

Every product in the Ranvet range has been developed to meet a horse’s most specific need at any given time, be it in a training environment or on a breeding farm. Having pioneered the formulation of specific medications and dietary supplements for horses, the company is now recognised as a leader in the areas of equine health and nutrition.

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