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Why can't I get Anihist?

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  • Why can't I get Anihist?

    My horse has been doing well on Smartbreathe, but lately the mold count has been extremely high and it has been very windy, so his breathing and coughing have worsened. I pulled out a tub of Anihist and it really seemed to help him.

    Just tried to find more on-line and no one has it in stock. Anyone know why? I emailed the company, but might get a faster or better answer here.
    Rest in peace Claudius, we will miss you.

  • #2
    There was another thread on this recently...

    Apparently, the production has been suspended for a few months.

    I hope this information helps!
    "The Prince" aka Front Row
    Cavalier Manor


    • Original Poster

      Thank you! Sorry, I searched google and saw COTH threads, but not that one.
      Rest in peace Claudius, we will miss you.


      • #4
        I'm another Anihist fan. My horse has seasonal coughing with dust and mold the usual cause. My first go to product is Cough Free for the dry cough as it starts. That usually takes care of it, but if it doesn't I use Anihist. I'm glad I had a container this fall in my stock - it really knocked it out.

        You may want to talk to your vet and see if they recommend any other OTC product if you can't get Anihist now.


        • #5
          OMG, I was just thinking the same thing! I'm down to just a week or two's worth and am afraid to try anything different (btw, my horse is already on high dosage MSM). If anyone comes up with a good alternative, please post it!


          • Original Poster

            I did get a nice note from the manufacturer, the same one as in the thread referenced in the second post above, saying that it should be on sale again in January. Sure hope so, it seems to help my guy when the molds and winds get really high. Maybe I will have to give him Mucinex!
            Rest in peace Claudius, we will miss you.


            • #7
              I think I saw some on the shelf at Tractor Supply the last time I was there. Did you want me to pick it up for you?


              • #8
                Histall does not have the expectorant ingredient. (guafanesin)

                Hist-EQ Powder is exactly the same, but seems to be sold through vets.

                Tri Hist has pseudoephedrine instead of guafenesin.

                They all have Pyrilamine Maleate U.S.P. 600 mg which should require a prescription. Maybe that is why Anihist was withdrawn ?
                Last edited by Equibrit; Dec. 20, 2012, 05:34 PM.
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                • #9
                  Ive used the Histall too (thats actually what I used this past year) but it hasnt been available either.

                  Originally posted by Equibrit View Post
                  Histall does not have the expectorant ingredient. (guafanesin)

                  Hist-EQ Powder is exactly the same, but seems to be sold through vets.

                  Tri Hist has pseudoephedrine instead of guafenesin.

                  They all have Pyrilamine Maleate U.S.P. 600 mg which should require a prescription. Maybe that is why Anihist was withdrawn ?
                  Last edited by SkipHiLad4me; Dec. 21, 2012, 08:42 AM.
                  "Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field." --Dwight D Eisenhower

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                  • #10
                    I think that pyrilamine maleate is an antihistamine and
                    guafenesin is an expectorant. Pseudoephedrine is a
                    decongestant. Since pyrilamine maleate is an over
                    the counter drug and so is guafanesin, you may be
                    able to get a helpful local pharmacist to compound
                    your own replacement for Anihist if you need to.
                    Robin from Dancing Horse Hill
                    Elmwood, Wisconsin


                    • #11
                      I think pyrilamine maleate requires a prescription. Guafenesin and pseodoephedrine do not.
                      Last edited by Equibrit; Dec. 20, 2012, 11:00 PM.
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