Banamine Injectable, manufactured by Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, is used to alleviate inflammatory musculoskeletal disorders, fever, and pain in horses.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
Banamine Injectable is used to treat musculoskeletal disorder pain and inflammation. This product is also used secondary for fever and pain.
The limbs of a horse are able to move through contractions and relaxations of the muscles against bone. These muscles are composed of thousands of fibers which are stimulated through nerves responses from the central nervous system. In some horses, disorders of the musculoskeletal system prevent the naturally occurring movements.
A myopathy is a muscular disease in which the muscle fibers do not function for whatever reason. Common symptoms of the myopathy include; muscle weakness, cramps, stiffness, and spasms. The condition is incurable however through support of drug therapy, physical therapy, support devises, surgery, and massage, the condition can be treated to provide comfort. Myopathy can be caused by birth defects, poor nutrition, vascular or blood disorders, infectious disease, metabolic disorders, hormone abnormalities, body toxins, neurological problems, or disease of the muscles.
Pet aliments of the myopathy include; muscle weakness, cramps, stiffness, and spasms. Aliments associated with fever include elevated heat levels, sweating, and elevated thirst.
PETS WITH ALIMENTS
RELATIVE INFO ON BREED MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AILMENT
Myopathy is a common condition seen in heavier breeds of horses such as the Clydesdale, Percheron, Shire, Belgian, Belgian Draft or , Suffolk Punch. Although commonly affecting heavier horses, this condition also can affect light draft horses, draft mules, the American quarter horse, the thoroughbred, Arab, and the Standardbred horse.
QUESTIONS FOR MY VET
1.What should I do if my pet has adverse effects from product?
Contact your veterinarian immediately.
2. Who should not take this product?
Patients with heart conditions, pregnant, or lactating.
3. Will this product interact with other medications?
Patients should not take NSAIDs while on this product.
4. Will this product cure my horse?
No. Banamine is used to simply manage the condition.
5. Aside from using Banamine, what other actions could I take to reduce pain for my horse?
Therapy is a great way to not only reduce pain but to relieve stiffness. Speak with your veterinarian about possible therapy options for your horse.
6. I cannot find my horse vein to administer the medication. What should I do?
Talk with your veterinarian to show a proper intravenous injection.
7. My horse kicks at me every time I try to inject the medication in the muscle. What should I do?
It is a normal response for a horse to kick when pain is felt. A trick veterinarians use to inject a horse IM is to first pat the horse three times with the back of their hand, then quickly inject the needle.
The pats must be done after your horse knows you are there to prevent spooking.
Have the needle of the syringe in your hand during the pats, the pats should be medium strength.
This trick takes practice.
For use in animals only.
Not for human use.
Keep out of reach from other animals and children.
PET: Product has not been evaluated in pregnant or lactating females. Do not use product if patient has heart condition or is currently taking NSAIDs.
HUMANS: Not intended for human use. In case of accidental injection seek medical help immediate.
Storage and disposal
Storage: Store product between 2 degrees and 30 degrees Celsius.
Disposal: Empty containers should be disposed of as directed and never re-used. Recycling or garbage disposal is viable as directed upon product label. Consult a medical waste agency for directions to depose of remaining drug and container. Contact 1-800-CLEANUP1-800-CLEANUP for additional information.
BRAND VS GENERIC COMPARISON
Flunixin is another brand name form of Banamine. Flunixin is commonly used in arthritis as well as musculoskeletal disorders. Both brand name products are approximately the same price.
flunixin meglumine equivalent to 50 mg flunixin
0.1 mg edetate disodium
2.5 mg sodium formaldehyde sulfoxylate
4.0 mg diethanolamine
207.2 mg propylene glycol
5.0 mg phenol as preservative