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How to give a horse liquid medicine?

Giving Medication by Mouth

  • Face your horse, with his head at your left shoulder.
  • Wrap the four fingers of your left hand around the noseband of his halter, just behind the lower right cheek ring.
  • Slip your left thumb inside his cheek at the corner of his mouth and pull the cheek out slightly, being aware of where his teeth are in relation to
  • With your right hand, slip the tip of the syringe into the left side of the horse’s mouth, entering at the toothless bars.
  • With one quick squeeze, dispense the entire dose, following your horse’s head up if he flinches.
  • Immediately remove the syringe and your thumb, and let your horse lick the inside of his mouth clean.
  • For a high-strung horse, or one that fusses despite your patience, insert the syringe on the side where you are holding out the cheek.
  • What’s the best way to give a horse medication? To administer medications, halter your horse, slide the syringe up one side of the horse’s mouth inside the cheek, and try to dispense the mixture onto the tongue. Hold your horse’s head up until he swal-lows. Use this same technique when dosing your horse with paste medications that come in pre-loaded syringes.

    What can I put in my horse’s feed to disguise medication? Occasionally these flavors are enough to disguise the medication in your horse’s feed. When the artificial flavor is not enough, you can top-dress medications with le slices, carrot slices, sugar-free apple sauce, or molasses.

    How often should I give my Horse a syringe? Into the corner of the mouth, up by the teeth, squirt, and hold that head up. However, you must have already trained your horse to tolerate this, and one really good way to do that is with a big syringe and some applesauce. Practice every single day for a good long time.

    What’s the best way to give a horse a wormer? Like most wormers! Into the corner of the mouth, up by the teeth, squirt, and hold that head up. However, you must have already trained your horse to tolerate this, and one really good way to do that is with a big syringe and some applesauce.

    What should I do before giving my horse medication?

    What should I do before giving my horse medication? The horse should always have a halter and lead on for better control when administering medications. Make sure your horse’s mouth is free of feed. Give the dosing syringe a good shake right before administration.

    What can I use to top dress my horse’s medications? When the artificial flavor is not enough, you can top-dress medications with le slices, carrot slices, sugar-free apple sauce, or molasses. Grinding Pills – Your veterinarian may dispense large pills which are difficult to disguise due to their size and the quantity that must be given.

    How do you give an equimed injection to a horse? While EquiMed recommends that you learn how to give medications by injection, only do so after proper instruction by your veterinarian and only under his or her supervision. To give an intramuscular injection, angle the needle so that it is vertical to the surface of the body.

    What kind of catheter do I need to give my horse? Fortunately, if a horse must be on long-term intravenous medication or on medication that must be given frequently such as IV penicillin, an intravenous catheter can be inserted in the jugular vein making it possible for the horse to be treated and monitored by the owner or handler.