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EqStim (Canada)

This page contains information on EqStim for veterinary use.
The information provided typically includes the following:
  • EqStim Indications
  • Warnings and cautions for EqStim
  • Direction and dosage information for EqStim


This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Vétoquinol

Propionibacterium Acnes Immunostimulant

Veterinary Use Only

Manufactured by: Neogen Corporation, Lansing, Michigan, USA

U.S. Vet. Lic. No. 302


DESCRIPTION: EQSTIM is a preparation consisting of 0.4 mg/mL non-viable Propionibacterium acnes suspended in 12.5% ethanol saline.

INDICATIONS: EQSTIM is indicated in the horse as an adjunct to conventional therapy in the treatment of equine respiratory disease complex. 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 equine respiratory disease complex.

CONTRAINDICATIONS: Do not use in conjunction with glucocorticoids or other immune suppressors. Steroid therapy should be withdrawn at least 7 days before initiating this therapy. Not for use in pregnant mares.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION: Shake well before use. This immunostimulant should be administered by the intravenous route.

FOALS: 1 mL.

OLDER HORSES: 1 mL per 113.5 kg (250 lb) of body weight.

Repeat the dosage at day 3 (or day 4) and at day 7, and once a week as needed.

PRECAUTIONS: DO NOT FREEZE. May be stored at room temperature until first used, then store at 2-7°C (35-45°F). The effects of this immunostimulant 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. Anaphylactoid reactions may occur. The antidote is epinephrine. Do not treat food-producing animals within 21 days before slaughter.

PRESENTATION: 50 mL suspension containing 20 mg of Propionibacterium acnes.

EqStim is restricted to use by, or under the supervision of, a veterinarian.

Distributed by: Vétoquinol N.-A. Inc., 2000, ch. Georges, Lavaltrie, QC, Canada J5T 3S5





50 mL Suspension of 20 mg



NAC No.: 12340286

Commercial Division

Telephone:   450-586-2252
Order Desk:   800-363-1700
Fax:   450-586-4649
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the EqStim information published above. However, it remains the responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with the product information contained on the Canadian product label or package insert.

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