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Giving Regumate

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Maureen
Neonate
Username: Maureen

Post Number: 6
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 - 10:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My mare was put on Regumate today for 90 days. It's not easy giving her dewormer every 2 months... I was outside tonight for over an hour trying to give this to her. The vet said she wouldn't recommend putting it on her grain but on the bottle it says that you can. Any input for me?
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 323
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 - 07:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I give all or mine orally, since it is so expensive and so important they get all of it. When you put it on food you have no idea how much they get of if they get any of it, thanks to food tossing, etc...Just put her in a stall to feed her and before she gets to eat she has to take her regumate.
 

Maureen
Neonate
Username: Maureen

Post Number: 7
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 - 09:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Cathy. She tosses her head like your going to do something bad to her. We just got her the middle of June, the owners wern't exactly nice to their horses. She is still pretty nervous when I even walk towards her to pet, brush or even just love her. I worry about stressing her out and her aborting the baby. Could I do something like mixing it in a little molassas until she understands that everything is ok???
 

Jan Owen
Breeding Stock
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 519
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 - 10:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Maureen,

I had to give my mare Regumate I would put it in a syringe and I would dip the whole syringe in corn syrup. It got to where she would nicker and wait for her sugar:-) Mary Poppins said it a spoonful of surgar makes the medicine go down :-)
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 324
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 - 11:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Maureen,if you lip chain her that should remedy her head tossing.
 

Jos
Board Administrator
Username: Admin

Post Number: 1477
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 - 12:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

For those in the USA, BET Pharm pharmacy (follow that link) have an injectable time-release formulation of altrenogest (the active ingredient in Regumate) that only needs to be given once every 30 days.
 

Maureen
Neonate
Username: Maureen

Post Number: 8
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 - 12:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

All of you have been VERY helpful. Thanks SO much!
I will try the corn syrup thing since I do not have a chin strap and I really don't want her to get all worked up considering her past.
Jos - I bought a 90 day supply so I really don't want to throw that money away but I really wish the vet would have said something about that. My mare & I could both deal with a once a month injection verses this every day thing for 90 days. Thanks again for your help. Have a good day.
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 326
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 - 03:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You don't need a chin strap, although not sure what that is. You just need a halter and chain shank. They are rather cheap, less than $10. sounds like you are getting her worked up anyway. it took you over an hour to give this. If you lip chain you just go out put the shank on, slip it over the lip and give Regumate, all in less than 5 minutes.
 

Maureen
Neonate
Username: Maureen

Post Number: 9
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 - 05:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So I'm sure all or most equine shop would carry this chain shank? Does it then attach to the sides of her halter then or what?

(Message edited by maureen on August 02, 2007)
 

Maureen
Neonate
Username: Maureen

Post Number: 10
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 - 10:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Cathy - My neighbor had a chain shank and we used that tonight - didn't work too well but maybe if I continue with it she will get use to it. We did put a tad bit of molassas on the syringe and that sem to help once she got the taste of it. Thanks again for your input and help.
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 330
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 07:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow, never instructed a lip chain before, it is just standard in my industry! Okay, you put the chain through the metal ring in the halter on the near or left side, put chain over nose, attach to opposite metal ring type thing. Then once chain is attached, take the upper lip, flip it up and run chain tightly on the gum. This acts as a twitch type thing and makes 90% of horses behave properly.
 

Jackie
Yearling
Username: Justafarm

Post Number: 75
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 08:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've got 3 mares which are unfortunately all on regumate due to various issues. All 3 are stalled for grain and get the regumate in their feed. They are not sloppy eaters (as in tossing bucket around) and the little they do spill, they thoroughly clean up and then lick the bucket clean. I think it really depends on the mare as to whether you can give it in feed. Actually everyone I've ever talked to has always given regumate thru feed with success, so I wouldn't rule out that idea completely. Good luck!
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 339
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 05:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Call me silly I just like to see things go where they belong. For instance, when sales prepping I give a very expensive vitamin called My Beau, so expensive I too put this in dose syringes and administer it to the sales horses.
 

Chris J
Neonate
Username: Nwind2

Post Number: 5
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2007 - 12:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a mare on regumate, and I give it to her in her feed, and she eats it up with no problems.
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 399
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2007 - 12:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey if it works for you, do it. I just know a lot of my mares are food tossers and would hate to think that the regumate is going out with the muck instead of in the mare.



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