Banamine Paste, manufactured by Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, is used to alleviate inflammatory pain due to musculoskeletal disorders in horses.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
Banamine paste is used to treat musculoskeletal disorder pain and inflammation.
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.
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 steps should I take 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. What happens if I miss a dose?
a.)Administer dose as soon as you remember, however do not give two doses in one day.
7. What happens if I over dose my horse?
Over dose reactions are rare. In case of accidental over dose seek emergency attention.
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 ingestion seek medical help immediate.
Storage and disposal
Storage: Store product between 2 degrees and 30 degrees Celsius.
Disposal: Dispose un-used or empty containers as directed on the label. Never re-use containers and always recycle or dispose. If you have any questions, contact your local medical waste agency for directions or contact 1-800-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