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DEXAMETHASONE (Racehorsemeds)


is a water soluble corticosteroid used to treat severe arthritis, asthma, allergies and skin conditions. It is indicated for the treatment of primary bovine ketosis and also as an anti-inflammatory agent in the equine and bovine.

For:  Horses

As supportive therapy, dexamethasone may be used in the management of various rheumatic, dermatologic, allergic and other diseases known to be responsive to anti-inflammatory corticosteroids.
Dexamethasone Solution may be used intravenously as supportive therapy when  immediate hormonal response is required.

Dexamethasone is indicated for the treatment of acute musculoskeletal inflammations, such as bursitis, osselets, carpitis, myositis, tendonitis and sprains. If bony changes do exist in any of these conditions, joints or accessory structures, responses to dexamethasone cannot be expected.  In addition to this, dexamethasone may be used as supportive therapy in influenza, fatigue, heat exhaustion, laminitis, and retained placenta provided that the primary cause is determined and corrected.

Active ingredient:  Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate

Sold in 100 ml vials

Corticosteroids reportedly cause laminitis in horses.

Special Precautions:  Animals receiving dexamethasone should be under close observation.
Doses greater than those recommended in horses can possibly produce a transient drowsiness or lethargy in some horses.  This lethargy usually abates in 24 hours.

If adverse reaction occurs contact your veterinarian immediately.

Store in a cool dry place.

Dosage and Administration:  Adult horses:  Administer 5-10ml by intravenous or intramuscular injection.