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  1. #1
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    Default Is there an oral Dex?

    Or something similar? Thanks.



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    Yes dexamethasone comes in an oral form but it tastes terrible!



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    When I had my horse on corticosteroids for a neck injury we used the injectable stuff but gave it orally.
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    I've also given the injectible form orally. You can get a compounded powder, too.



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    My horse gets dex tablets (4 mg each) for breathing problems. At first I dissolved them in a syringe and dosed, but now I just toss in his feed. He only gets 1 tablet every other day.
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    It comes in a powder which can be sprinkled on food or dissolved in water and syringed into the mouth.



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    I've used both the powdered form and also some pills. In both cases, I could just add it to the horse's grain and they ate it fine. I usually keep some on hand in case my one hivey horse has an outbreak, with instructions from the vet on dosage.



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    Default Yeah!!!

    Thanks so much, the young man that helps me does not give shots and I was hoping there was something I could just toss in the breakfast feed. I appreciate the help!



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    The powder used to be call Azium. Anyone remember? Then they stopped making Azium and you can only get it from a compounding pharmacy but most vets have some on hand. I've fed it to multiple horses over the years and never had problems with the taste.



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    I bought the powder in 2001 but I've forgotten the name of it. I didn't use it though. You can give the liquid Dex orally.

    Beware of founder, even in a healthy, non-IR horse. Use the smallest amt possible to stop itching.

    Ah yes, right. It was Azium, thanks.



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