Unfortunately, I am just the lowly barn owner/manager. I have to take what the owners give me, but I SURE will be making a suggestion.
Last time we DID get the biger pills, they were also in this packaging, but a bit easier to cut into, and you only have to bloody yourself once for 4 quarters (days).
Fun in gloves, ain't it? I've taken to digging them out of the foil/plastic with a jacknife, then cracking them into quarters with same. I do the whole pkg. at once and put them in a jar so I only have to do it once a month . . .
Packaging like this comes from an unholy alliance between the Darwin Award candidates and the lawyers . . .
Its like the saying - there's a special place in hell reserved for the guy who invented DVD packaging. Well sounds to me like the desk next to his is reserved for the guy who invented the Previcox foil packages.
They snooze, they munch hay -- oh the abuse! The humanity!!! Won't someone think of the children! - rhymeswithfizz
OMG, come open my omeprazole please!! I want to take Aleve for my bruised ribs, but the doc said they will hurt for up to 12 weeks, and I need the omeprazole if I'm Aleve'ing for that long. That stuff is killer to get into!
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Costco has bottles
Yep, got a small package from my vet to hold over until my internet order came thru in the bottle. I am happy at how easy the pills break into quarters.
I just found out that Costco now has pet meds & the one I go to has Previcox in the large size. And at a price lower then my internet source.
There is no such thing as "bad" horsemanship or "good" horsemanship. There is simply Horsemanship or the absence thereof.
I had no idea I should be grateful to my vet for giving me a bottle of Previcox pills, already split (they are for my dog instead of my horse). I hate difficult packaging and will stash this away in my brain for future reference should I need it for one of the horses.
Don't get confused between my personality & my attitude. My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are.
Now, while we're all talking about Previcox; how do you find it works as opposed to Bute?
We've used it here for one elderly mare with a "big" knee, and are using it now for a thirtysomething gelding who has a bit of trouble getting up and down, so the vet prescribed it to keep him from getting like the Tin Man.
The mare had a complete intolerance to Bute, the gelding will go off his feed with it, but the both tolerate the Previcox fine.
I'd be interested to hear anyone's experience--what conditions you're using it for, what age of horse, and how you think it's performing compared to Bute.