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    Banamine: How often?

    Typically I'd consult my vet on this, but she's swamped and not available to just chat with clients at the moment. Emergency calls only, which is understandable. Cowboy has a fever today, vet came to take blood work, but she wants to wait untill the results are back before he's started on antibiotics. In order to keep the temp down, keep him feeling good which will in turn keep him drinking, which is a MUST with that boy, I'm giving him banamine. I read the label, but it doesnt say... how often is it safe to re-dose with banamine? He had 5cc's this morning around 11am, and just not got another 5cc's as his temp started to rise. So... that's about 6 hours it lasted, and 10 full cc's today. He's going to need some tonight to get through the night; when would it be okay to administer 5 more cc's? Around 12AM? Is it okay to administer whenever his temperature starts to rise again? Like I said, this is only untill morning to keep him comfortable and drinking to prevent him from colicing untill we get blood work back, and can effectively treat him.

    Thanks for any advice!
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    My instructions for banamine with my horses colic was to give her 500lbs worth every 12 hours.

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    Hi there...I wish I could be of more help..but.. I was given a paste that had poundage increments....*but I was only to give it once a day.. It was prescribed for a donkey but I am sure that it would be the same for horses too.
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    I believe....it is no sooner than every 8 hrs..... Colic some vets want you to hold off every 12 hrs so you can see the progress being made to determine if you NEED the next dose or not.

    and your vet should be able to give you a call back. or have the tech call you back with the dosing.
    Nothing like seeing nature from the back of a horse!

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    according to my vet book, every 8 hrs is the dosing.
    Nothing like seeing nature from the back of a horse!

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    I am soo sorry to hear Cowboy is sick again....You guys will be in my prayers tonight.

    Chin up! and I hope you get some answers.


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    Ah, BW, thank you so much. Is that every 8 hours for a FULL dose, 10cc's equivalent to a 1000lb horse, or every 8 hours for half a dose at 5cc's equivalent to a 500lb dosage?

    Gayle, I appreciate the prayers and the good wishes. Thanks so much.
    -Justin-

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    How much does this horse weigh? And what route are you administering the Banamine?
    You need to give the labelled dose rather than a smaller does in order to get good effect--0.5mg per pound of body weight either IV or orally. This dose can be repeated every 12 hours so long as the horse is well hydrated. If there is concern that he is not drinking well, then you need to consult your vet prior to giving Banamine (or Bute) as serious kidney damage can result.
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    I didn't realise you could use banamine for fever. I've alway thought that banamine was a pain killer and muscle relaxer used for strong pain and Bute was for fever, light pain and inflamation.
    I have been told to give my mule (1000 lbs) 10 cc's, sometimes I'll give 11 if he's really bad. And it is supposed to kick in at about 20min. then start to weaken in 6 hours but not to re-dose until 12hours unless the vet ok's it.
    At least this is what works for my boys.
    My horse Echo gets what we call Echo fever where he spikes a really high fever 104-105 and goes off his feed for a few days. He's been tested for EVERYTHING and there really is no reason for it but it happens about every other year and I've always given him bute.
    I'm not saying anyone here is wrong.......that's just the way I was taught.

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    Banamine is an Anti-inflammatory similar to tylenol in how it works. (different drug though)
    Nothing like seeing nature from the back of a horse!

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