Case of the week: Why not to give Intramuscular Banamine
Banamine is a staple drug to have on hand for many owners, especially when there is a colicky horse. There's the ever convenient paste, and then there's the injectable form... While the label states it can be given in the muscle, there can be very grave consequences of doing so in horses. When injected intramuscularly, it can cause muscle damage, which then may allow for Clostridia bacterial spores to proliferate and cause Clostridial Myositis. Horses with clostridial myositis will develop swelling and a 'crunchy' feeling where the injection was given. This can lead the horse becoming very ill overall and can be fatal if not caught early and treated very aggressively.
Although horses that are given Banamine intramusculary may never show any ill effects, this is a very real potential outcome. As an owner, if you are unable to confidently give the injectable form intravenously, you can simply squirt it in the mouth as a safer alternative.
While hoof abscesses are most commonly seen during the wet winter and spring months, the condition can plague horses year-round. Learn how to treat and prevent hoof abscesses by reading this helpful article from AAEP. aaep.org/horsehealth/hoof-abscesses... See MoreSee Less
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Old Friends’ Misszoey Belle doing well after colic surgery.
We are so glad that Dr. Chris Johnson (of Equine Surgical Services) and Dr. Bryan Waldridge, both members of the Park Equine Hospital at Woodford team, were able to save Misszoey Belle. Misszoey Belle’s colic surgery, performed this past December, was reported in the Paulick Report today. We at Park Equine Hospital are not sure as to why there was mention of payment in the article, as Park Equine Hospital provides Old Friends comprehensive veterinary services free of charge past, present and future. Additionally, Dr. Chris Johnson and Dr. Rhodes Bell, both board certified surgeons, provide 24/7 surgical care 365 days of the year at our Woodford location, so rest assured there will always be a surgeon at hand for emergencies. Old FriendsPaulick Report... See MoreSee Less