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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by abrant View Post
    The cause of and solution to all of life's problems : BEER

    Instead of water, put beer in your syringe (slowly or it will foam all over), the carbonation makes it desolve the pills super fast.

    Horses love the taste.

    I cared for a thoroughbred stallion who had been treated unfairly and generally mistrusted people. After his surgery, he would actually prick up his ears and put on his "hey whatcha got there" face for his beer and pills .

    Plus you get to drink the rest
    This is a fascinating concept.
    I shall have to try it.
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  2. #22
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    For those syringing... I find this syringe to be a GODSEND...

    http://www.jefferspet.com/feeding-sy...IV/cp/0026479/
    ~Veronica
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    I've had good luck with adding them to soaked beet pulp with a little molasses for extra incentive. When Zil sliced her hock open back in August she was on bute and smz's for quite a while, she ate it every time. Of course, she is a bit of a piggy.

    I've also been told that the Torani peppermint syrup (the stuff for coffee) works well to flavor medicine, but haven't tried it yet.
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  4. #24
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    tough horse I put the smz's in a 60 cc syringe, add water, when dissolved, then squirt in horses mouth. Then a horse cookie or feed afterwards.



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    I use the powder and mix a molasses slurry I pour over feed. My horses are ultra picky and this has been the ONLY thing that has worked.



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    Ditto to the cold water. They dissolve very quickly. I do not have an issue with it clumping. If its really watery, I put it on my horses feed. Or just squirt into the mouth.
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    Well my horses drink their beer, but they don't use it to take their meds.

    All of the prescription drugs I've ever gotten from the human pharmacy for my animals, script written by vets, for my dogs and cats and horses has said:

    Do not take with alcohol.
    Do not drive.

    SO I presume my vet would not want my horses to drink and dope. Just as they shouldn't drink and drive.



  8. #28
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    Given the size of a horse and the amount of beer that can fit in a syringe, worrying that the beer might have an intoxicating effect in combination with antibiotics is probably not highly realistic.
    ~Veronica
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    Default Dissolve SMZ's in Coke

    Dissolve them in a little Coca-cola. You can either put it directly on grain or make a paste and syringe it in.

    My guy ate it right up on his grain when done this way.

    The Coke works when flat too- no refrigeration needed.



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