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I gave my horse banamine mistakenly when i thought I had…

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I gave my horse...

I gave my horse banamine mistakenly when i thought I had given her dexamethasone. Im seeing if the amount is safe that I gave her

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with your horse?

Okay

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does your horse seem to hurt?

She doesnt. She gets dex for skin allergies. I give her 6cc of it. I just gave her the wrong med

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the horse's name and age?

Daisy and 6

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Horse Veterinary
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Horse Veterinarian: nekovet, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

What is the milligrams per cc of the Banamine you used?

What route was it given?

What is her weight approximately?

How long since she last had Dex?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
she is about 1000 pounds. she had dex yesterday.the route was orally. it is 50 milligrams per cc
Horse Veterinarian: nekovet, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Hello again,

Now given her weight and the potency of the Banamine preparation, this is actually an under dose for her size (just over a half dose). So, the dose is safe for her. Though as she has had Dex recently there is a risk of interaction of the drugs as both have some overlapping adverse signs. Namely, both can lower gut mucus levels leading to possible GI upset and sometimes stomach ulcers (less likely at the lower dose). So, we have 2 options. One we can administer OTC activated charcoal (carried at most vets or farm supply store to bind this and reduce the dose she absorbs further) to err on the side of caution. Otherwise, we'd want to monitor her feed intake and encourage her to eat over the next 24 hours (just as that will soak up stomach acid to reduce those risks). Of course, any belly pain, appetite loss or black stool (without having had charcoal, since that can discolour stools) then we'd want to have her local vet assess her with a view to starting gastroprotectants if needed.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
thank you
Horse Veterinarian: nekovet, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

You are very welcome, my dear. :)

Have a lovely day,

Dr. B.

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Horse Veterinarian: nekovet, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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