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    05-19-2013, 02:44 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by stevenson    
also, karo syrup works to help disguise the taste of meds. First put some on just plain grain , so he can get used to the taste and think hmm this is pretty yummy nothing hiding in this, then you can add the meds.

I would not spray the wound with anything while there are stitches. This could cause problems . You need to ask the VET about spraying the Vetericyn on the stitches. I have always been told to leave a stitched area alone, to keep it dry. (even on myself and it sucks not being able to shower with stiches in your knee or leg )
Okay thanks I will keep that. In mind. I asked my dad and he said I could. But maybe ill wait til after we get the stitches out. :p
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    05-19-2013, 03:43 PM
You can also mix a little bit of vanilla icing with the crushed pills and again, use like a wormer. That is what we use at the clinic, either vanilla icing or applesauce.
    05-19-2013, 03:48 PM
You can always buy some gatorade and put it in a syringe, then add the pills, let them dissolve and give it to him. Where I used to work at we had several different horses on different types of oral medication that we gave that way.
    05-19-2013, 04:12 PM
Ask your vet, but ours always said SWAT was ok over stitches (for people, dermatologists and plastic surgeons say to use plain gasoline to keep the skin supple and minimize scarring).
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    05-19-2013, 04:13 PM
Green Broke
What we did with my old gelding when he was on a lot of medication was we got a coffee grinder, ground the pills up into powder and then poured the powder on top of his grain and poured molasses on top of that.

Good luck with it
    05-19-2013, 04:23 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
Ask your vet, but ours always said SWAT was ok over stitches (for people, dermatologists and plastic surgeons say to use plain gasoline to keep the skin supple and minimize scarring).
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I will ask about that. Since it's right there on his forehead we aren't too worried about it scarring because most will be covered my his forelock. But anything that would help would be great!:) thanks
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    05-19-2013, 05:39 PM
My vet told me to dissolve the bute for my horse in coke cola and it worked well with some sweet feed.
    05-19-2013, 09:27 PM
Green Broke
Used the syringe idea and he took his medicine:) can't wait to be able to ride soon!:) yay
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    05-19-2013, 09:30 PM
Glad to hear it. I hope he recovers well and soon!

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