- 1 What is the best way to give a horse a pill?
- 2 How do I get my horse to eat doxycycline?
- 3 How do you give SMZ to a horse?
- 4 How do you give a horse Uniprim?
- 5 How do you crush pills on a horse?
- 6 What can you mix horse medicine with?
- 7 Can you give a horse penicillin orally?
- 8 Can horses have dark corn syrup?
- 9 What is the best antibiotic for horses?
- 10 Can you give amoxicillin to a horse?
- 11 Can horses have bananas?
- 12 What does molasses do for horses?
- 13 What is Uniprim for horses used for?
- 14 Can horses eat peanut butter?
- 15 How much phenylbutazone do you give a horse?
What is the best way to give a horse a pill?
For small pills, the easiest thing to do is to cut a hole into a chunk of apple or carrot and push the pill into the hole. Give several unmedicated chunks to the horse and then offer the doctored chunk, followed quickly by a few more plain ones. With luck, the horse will chew and swallow without noticing the pill.
How do I get my horse to eat doxycycline?
Treatments such as Robaxin and doxycycline are notoriously bitter, so disguising the medication is frequently the best way to go. The old standbys for masking the taste of medication are molasses and applesauce —stir the powder of crushed tablets in and then add to your horse’s grain.
How do you give SMZ to a horse?
SMZ-TMP tablets come in several strengths. The one most commonly used for horses is the so-called double strength 800mg/160mg. These are large, white tablets which can be mixed with water in a syringe to rapidly form a paste. Most formulations do not need to be crushed first.
How do you give a horse Uniprim?
Administer UNIPRIM Powder orally once a day in a small amount of palatable feed. Dose Instructions: One 37.5 g packet is sufficient to treat 1100 lbs (500 kg) of body weight. For the 1125 g packets and 12 kg boxes, a level, loose-filled, 67 cc scoop contains 37.5 g, sufficient to treat 1100 lbs (500 kg) of body weight.
How do you crush pills on a horse?
These pills can be ground down in a coffee grinder or by gently crushing them with a small hammer or mortar and pestle. This will create a powder-like texture that can easily be put in the feed and added flavors as in #1.
What can you mix horse medicine with?
Whichever method you choose, mixing your horse’s medication with a treat can increase his cooperation. Favorites include carrots, apples, applesauce, baby-food carrot puree, bread, dark molasses, Karo Syrup and Jell-O powder.
Can you give a horse penicillin orally?
Penicillin V given orally was thus shown to be an acceptable alternative to parenteral administration of penicillin in the horse.
Can horses have dark corn syrup?
Hi I’m still new to the forum. To answer your question you can use 1 cup of dark corn syrup, honey or maple syrup. These will alter the flavor a bit though. You could also use 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar which will taste similar to molasses.
What is the best antibiotic for horses?
Oral antibiotics routinely used in adult horses (except for some EPM drugs that only kill protozoa) are doxycycline and combinations of trimethoprim and a sulfa drug. Other types of oral antibiotics carry a higher risk of causing colic, severe diarrhea, and even death.
Can you give amoxicillin to a horse?
Most animals (not horses or rabbits) tolerate amoxicillin very well, but it may cause decreased appetite, vomiting and diarrhea. Giving this medication with food may decrease the occur- rences of reduced appetite and vomiting.
Can horses have bananas?
Bananas: Yes, horses can eat bananas. Bananas are an excellent source of potassium. Some owners and riders that compete with their horses are known to feed bananas (with the peel on) to their horses between competitions. Like a runner or tennis player eating bananas, horses may benefit from eating bananas as well.
What does molasses do for horses?
The sugar in molasses is a direct energy source of so-called ‘fast energy’ for horses. If you give your horse a lot of work to do, it is necessary to include sugar in the hard feed as a source of energy. That is why molasses is often used in horse feed. In addition, molasses is a good source of potassium.
What is Uniprim for horses used for?
UNIPRIM® is an FDA approved, fast-acting, powerful antibiotic for horses used to treat a wide spectrum of bacterial infections. A combination of 67 mg trimethoprim and 333 mg sulfadiazine per gram provides effective antibacterial activity.
Can horses eat peanut butter?
Yes, they can eat as an occasional treat. Just because horses love peanut butter so you can feed with peanut butter if your horses are suffering from metabolic syndrome than do not feed peanut butter. Some horses have a nut allergy, so do not feed in this case too.
How much phenylbutazone do you give a horse?
The official recommended dose of phenylbutazone is two to four grams per day for a 1,000-pound horse, by either the injectable or oral route. Intravenous dosage should be limited to five days, then continued dosage should be by the oral route.