Benadryl?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Benadryl?

This is a discussion on Benadryl? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Dosage of benadryl for horses with hives
  • Hives in horses benadryl

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-31-2010, 06:33 PM
  #1
Foal
Benadryl?

My boy is having a bit of an allergic reaction. No I'm not sure what its from. Our mare got it to but its cleared up on her. I was wondering if I could give him Benadryl (spelling could be off). I used to give it to the dogs for bee stings and what not. So I'm wondering if any one has given there horse benadryl for allergies?
Posted via Mobile Device
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    08-31-2010, 10:12 PM
  #2
Trained
Yes, sometimes my horse gets hives. 10 Benadryl caplets a day works well.
     
    09-01-2010, 11:43 AM
  #3
Started
5 or 6 pills twice daily works wonders :) I get the CHEAP ones at walmart
     
    09-01-2010, 11:51 AM
  #4
Banned
Im going to hafta write this one down! I thought for sure it would be a big time no-no to give them benadryl!
     
    09-01-2010, 12:25 PM
  #5
Banned
I have used Benadryl several times and it works wonders. Vet had me give it for a case of hives that were not going down with Dex.

My vet said to use 10x the human dose.

Since the humane dose is 1 to 2 pills, I picked 14 or 15 as my magic number.
     
    09-01-2010, 01:32 PM
  #6
Banned
That would have saved us a huge vet bill this year! Sheesh! It was just an allergic reaction and we called the vet. She gave him something, probably dex...and poof. It went away and didn't come back. $200 later...could have been solved with cheap benedryl!
     
    09-01-2010, 01:37 PM
  #7
Green Broke
I think there is a certain kind of benadryl you have to give though. When I gave it to my dog I was told to get it with a certain ingrediant. Not sure if it's the same for horses?
     
    09-01-2010, 01:38 PM
  #8
Banned
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lonestar22    
I think there is a certain kind of benadryl you have to give though. When I gave it to my dog I was told to get it with a certain ingrediant. Not sure if it's the same for horses?

Certain type?

I bought the store brand equivalent to normal Benadryl caplets.

You want an antihistamine.

I use the same bottle for my dog.
     
    09-01-2010, 02:08 PM
  #9
Green Broke
I work at a small animal clinic and the very expericanced tech told me to make sure it had something in it. I would tell you if I could remember what it was. I'm sure it probably doesn't matter all that much, but I bought exactly what he said lol.

Edit: I should probably mention that it was benadryl that I bought, it just had a certain ingrediant written on the front of the box. Wich was what he said to buy.
     
    09-01-2010, 02:08 PM
  #10
Trained
Benadryl is perfectly fine. We gave about 6 pills to my friend's pony when she had hives. She was maybe 800lbs, so if I were giving it to my mare [1200], I'd give a few more, and a few less for my little one [500].
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Benadryl, can I give it to Dixie? 7Ponies Horse Health 6 08-10-2009 06:14 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0