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PostSubject: DEXAMETHASONE   Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:54 am

There hasn't been too much activity on the site lately but I am hoping that anyone who peeps in might have had some experience with using Dexamethasone.....used for helping a horse with a breathing problem.

My question is this: Even though the horse has shown marked improvement by the third day of treatment, should he continue to receive the Dex for the suggested time (one week of a packet daily...followed by a week of every second day). Is it something like when we humans are prescribed an anti-biotic and urged to complete the whole treatment even though we seem to be "cured"?

There seems to be a link between using Dex and laminitis also. I expect this would be with long-term use.

At any rate, any experiences will be much appreciated. I haven't given too many details but would like to get some input please.

Thanks! Hoping all are enjoying their summer and their horses are happy!
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PostSubject: Re: DEXAMETHASONE   Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:04 pm

It is a steroid, so when you take him off it, you should take him off slowly I have given it for 5 days then half dose every other day for a few days Hope this helps. I have not used it very often, maybe others are regular users.
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PostSubject: Re: DEXAMETHASONE   Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:55 pm

Is there a difference between steroid and corticosteroid (which I understand Dexamethasone to be).

Do you mind telling why you gave the Dex? Was it a one time thing?

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PostSubject: Re: DEXAMETHASONE   Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:12 am

Damn the foul weather!!I bought two, Harrison Howard rain sheet and Weartherbeeta and either are uncomfortable. I need a better one. Is Horseware Ok?
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