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findler 08-10-2009 03:57 PM

Oral Medication/Penicillin
I have a horse with a bad cut on their left hind. The leg has swollen up and we have been trying to administer liquid penicillin but getting the filly to stay still has been difficult. Does anyone know if there is an oral penicillin that I would be able to get or a better way to administer antibiotics? Thanks in advance.

riccil0ve 08-10-2009 03:58 PM

Have you talked to a vet?

shesinthebarn 08-10-2009 04:08 PM

I would contact a vet first. The will most likely suggest either injectable (IM) pennicilin or possibly sulpha pills. Sulpha pills can be crushed and put in feed, or dissolved and dosed orally, are inexpensive and work well.
Before dosing on your own, contact a vet though, to get their advice on which one will work best for your filly.

7Ponies 08-10-2009 04:09 PM

There is, but it's not very well tolerated (most horses won't eat it).

I agree, talk with your vet to see what they recommend.

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