What is Danilon Equidos?
Danilon Equidos is for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal conditions in horses. Danilon Equidos is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for the treatment of conditions such as: Osteoarthritis. Bursitis. Laminitis.
How much Danilon do you give a horse?
For oral administration. For a 480 kg bodyweight horse, the contents of 2 sachets should be administered twice daily (equivalent to 12.5 mg of suxibuzone/kg/day) for 2 days, followed by 1 sachet twice daily (6.25 mg of suxibuzone/kg/day) for 3 days.
Is Danilon better than bute?
Danilon is another commonly prescribed painkiller and anti-inflammatory drug for oral use. It is a ‘pro-drug’ meaning it must be metabolised by the liver into ‘bute’. It is suggested that it is less likely to cause ulcers than ‘bute’ and some horses seem to find it more palatable than ‘bute’.
Is Danilon the same as bute?
Phenylbutazone, or ‘bute’ in layman’s terms, sold as Equipalazone, is the choice of most horse owners for reducing stiffness and pain associated with arthritic changes. It is marketed as Danilon and some owners find that their horses eat it more willingly.
Do I need a prescription for Danilon?
Although Danilon is a prescription-only medication, you can purchase it online through Vetscriptions. Simply download our prescription form for your vet to fill out and then provide it to us when you make your order.
Is Danilon safer than bute?
Of all the drugs we use in equine medicine, ‘bute’ in low doses is considered to be pretty safe, but no drug is used completely without risk. It is marketed as Danilon and some owners find that their horses eat it more willingly. There is also some suggestion that Danilon is less likely to cause ulcers than ‘bute’.
How long does Danilon last?
I asked my vet and she said there can still be some residual pain relief for up to 24 hours, depending on how much was given, severity of pain etc.
What is the best anti-inflammatory for horses?
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the most commonly used drug for pain management in horses. Examples include bute (e.g. Equipalazone), flunixin (e.g. Equinixin or Finadyne) and meloxicam (e.g. Metacam). These medications relieve pain and help in the reduction of inflammation and fever.
What is the difference between bute and Danilon?
How do you reduce inflammation in horses?
Medications such as Bute, Banamine, and Equioxx are very effective at reducing inflammation and helping decrease pain. However, as with any medications, these drugs can have systemic side effects and should only be used under the supervision of a veterinarian. Systemic joint treatments are also available.
What is Danilon used for in horses?
Danilon is an easy-to-administer oral drug that effectively helps to control pain and inflammation in horses. When given as directed by your vet, the active ingredient, Suxibuzone, affects the production of tissue relaxing hormones that gives anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.
What is a natural anti-inflammatory for horses?
Glucosamine and chondroitin have been clinically proven to reduce joint inflammation and support positive cartilage production in horses. Healthy cartilage is a major factor for overall joint health, which is why these active ingredients are commonly added to bute recipes and joint nutraceuticals.