precisely. I'm not saying one is better than the other. I'm saying response to treatment should never be touted as "proof" of efficacy. My point was more toward the importance of proper diagnosis (which is the cheap part here). Treat as you wish, just make sure you're actually dealing with the disease you think you are.there ya go. so who says marquis is better are works better than baycox if you just said yourself that nothing has been proven?
I believe Cindy was simply pointing out the differences between Marquis and ReBalance (pyrimeth./sulpha.). The 'zuril' drugs (ponazuril and diclazuril) kill the protozoa faster, and only need to be given for one or two months. (Some vets are now suggesting a minimum of 2 months of Marquis) The pyrimeth./sulpha combination must be given for a minimum of 3 months, and up to 7 months. Both diclazuril and pyrimeth/sulpha must be compounded from a pharmacy that handles veterinary prescriptions. If your horse has EPM, you need a prescription drug to treat it.MangoRox87, whether or not you will see a worsening of symptoms at 2 weeks depends on what drug your vet has ordered. With Marquis, yes...it's possible. But if you are using pyrimethamine/sulfadiazine you aren't going to have big die-offs because that drug combination doesn't KILL the parasites but rather just prevents it's reproduction. You continue treatment with that combination long enough to prevent the parasites that are there from reproducing until they die off naturally.
I forget everything my vet looked at, but here are a few of the things I remember he was working to rule out while we waited for the EPM test results:And what if it wasn't EPM? What diseases are easily confused with it?