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Old 05-06-2010, 08:47 PM
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Default Benadryl for horses?

I know that you can give benadryl for dogs...how about horses and, if so, what is the dosage?
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:51 PM
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Per my vet:
You can give 10 times thye human dose safely. Therefore 20 caplets/tablets. 12 hour intervals.
I usually give 16-18 when Champ is having an issue with hives.
I don't give it on a daily basis, only as needed for severe reactions.
I no longer bother with the liquid, as it can be quite expensive. I buy the generic caplets at Costco; 400 for under $4.
Do a quick search here, and you'll find it has been heavily discussed.
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:54 PM
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If you're looking for a "maintenance" dosage, I'd start with 4 caps twice a day, and modify accordingly.
The caplets/tablets dissolve quickly in any liquid.
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:55 PM
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Thanks!!! A new friend just told me her horse has been stung by hornets and she didn't know what to do...I thought that I remembered the board discussing it.
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:58 PM
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Yea, unfortunately Champ has caused me to become well versed in Benadryl,lol.
He is allergic to the vespids; wasps,bees, deer flies....
The large dose I quoted is what I use. He can get 2-3 stings, and look like an alligator!
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My vet recommends childrens liquid benadryl and once brought me the walmart brand (Wal-dryl). He told me to give Tristan who weighs 1200 lbs. a dose of 4 ozs. Childrens because they like the flavor. It's cherry.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:03 PM
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Thanks again. I will forward all this to her. Hopefully, he will show improvement on his own but this is great info to have in your tool kit.

'preciate everyones input!

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My vet recommends childrens liquid benadryl and once brought me the walmart brand (Wal-dryl). He told me to give Tristan who weighs 1200 lbs. a dose of 4 ozs. Childrens because they like the flavor. It's cherry.
That's why it gets so expensive. It takes basically a half of a bottle per dose, and at $10 or so,it adds up too fast. If you have to give several doses, the dollars really pile up.
I even verified my info with a pharmicist, although I trust my vet completely.
I always carry the caplets in the saddlebags, as I too, am allergic to the same bugs.
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That's why it gets so expensive. It takes basically a half of a bottle per dose, and at $10 or so,it adds up too fast. If you have to give several doses, the dollars really pile up.
I even verified my info with a pharmicist, although I trust my vet completely.
I always carry the caplets in the saddlebags, as I too, am allergic to the same bugs.
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The Wal-dryl isn't that expensive. Good old Wal-Mart. But you are right. 4 oz. is half a bottle. I only keep it on hand for an emergency like if he ever had trouble breathing again, or I have used it a couple of times when he got horrible hives.
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Per my vet:
You can give 10 times thye human dose safely. Therefore 20 caplets/tablets. 12 hour intervals.
I usually give 16-18 when Champ is having an issue with hives.
I don't give it on a daily basis, only as needed for severe reactions.
I no longer bother with the liquid, as it can be quite expensive. I buy the generic caplets at Costco; 400 for under $4.
Do a quick search here, and you'll find it has been heavily discussed.
What mg. are they?
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