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How much banamine should i give my 550 1 year old pony. as

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how much banamine should i give my 550 1 year old pony . as it has a little colic after it got into our feed ? Thank YOu
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the horse?
Customer: wanting to lay down stepping around and colicky
JA: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the horse. What is the horse's name?
Customer: I'm sorry i dont have much time ...... Bingo is the name again 5ml ?? Thanks
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about again?
Customer: no

Hello there. I am an internal medicine specialist and I would be happy to help. Sorry to hear that your pony got into some feed! Can you tell me how much he ate and what type of grain it was?

The standard Banamine dose for pain relief is 1.1mg/kg so for a 550lb horse, this would be 275mg. As Banamine injectable is 50mg/ml, this is 5.5ml and this of course would be different if you had the paste or other form of Banamine. Please note that the injectable should NOT be administered in the muscle as it can cause problems such as Clostridial myositis, and should be administered IV or via mouth. Please note as well that all medications should be given only according to instructions from your veterinarian who dispensed the medications to you. I cannot advise you as to instructions for your particular pony as I have not examined him/her, I would recommend that you touch base with your veterinarian before administering any medications.

I also wanted to touch base with you on the colic. Grain overload happens when horses eat too much grain, and can cause colic, diarrhea, and laminitis. Depending on how much your pony got into and what it was he got into, you may wish to call your vet out right away. If it happened recently, they will pass a stomach tube and flush out everything that was eaten, and if it happened a while ago, they will pass a stomach tube and administer mineral oil to try to push the contents out quickly. They would also be able to examine your pony and make specific recommendations based on what they find.

Does this all make sense to you? Please let me know if this answers your question and if you would like to chat further.

Hello. Can you let me know if you received my response and if I was able to answer all your questions? Thank you.

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I believe the vet did a great job.
Just didn't let me know about the vet fee until I paid just $5.00
I believe the vet fee should be made very plain by and let us know what that fee may be.Thanks to the vet . The horse is doing good !John