EqStim (Canada)This page contains information on EqStim for veterinary use.
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- EqStim Indications
- Warnings and cautions for EqStim
- Direction and dosage information for EqStim
EqStimThis treatment applies to the following species:
Propionibacterium Acnes Immunostimulant
For use as an adjunct to conventional therapy in the treatment of Equine Respiratory Disease Complex.
EqStim® is a preparation consisting of 0.4 mg/mL non-viable Propionibacterium acnes suspended in 12.5% ethanol in saline.
EqStim is indicated in the horse as an adjunct to conventional therapy in the treatment of Equine Respiratory Disease Complex (ERDC). The product has been demonstrated to be effective in increasing the rate of recovery when used in conjunction with antibiotic or hyperimmune therapy in the treatment of primary and secondary bacterial and viral infections associated with ERDC.
Do not use in conjunction with glucocorticoids or other immune suppressors. Steroid therapy should be withdrawn at least seven days before initiating this therapy.
Administration: EQSTIM MUST BE ADMINISTERED BY THE INTRAVENOUS (IV) ROUTE.
EQSTIM IS RESTRICTED TO USE BY, OR UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF, A VETERINARIAN
SHAKE WELL TO OBTAIN UNIFORM SUSPENSION
Dosage: Foals: 1 mL; Older Horses: 1 mL per 250 lbs body weight. Repeat dosage at day 3 (or day 4), at day 7, and weekly as needed.
Cautions: The effects of this product have not been studied in pregnant animals. Do not use when pregnancy is known or suspected. There may be a rise in temperature, tremors, temporary loss of appetite, or sluggishness a few hours after injection.
Store at 2°-25°C (35°-77°F) until first used, then store at 2°-7°C (35°-45°F). Do not freeze.
Anaphylactoid reactions may occur.
U.S. Vet. Lic. No. 302
Lansing, MI 48912
50 mL suspension of 20 mg
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