Dexamethasone may be used in the management of various rheumatic, allergic, dermatologic, and other diseases known to be responsive to anti-inflammatory corticosteroids. Dexamethasone is indicated for the treatment of acute musculoskeletal inflammation in horses.
Do not use for several days in a row without the advice of veterinarian. Dexamethasone should be avoided or used with extreme caution in any horse or pony that may have risk factors for laminitis. These would include animals with pituitary problems, equine Cushing’s syndrome or equine metabolic syndrome. Corticosteroids such as dexamethasone can cause or worsen gastric ulcers. Not recommended to use in pregnant mares. Long term use and/or high doses can lower immunity function.
Inform your veterinarian if your horse has received dexamethasone recently before scheduled vaccinations.
Available in 2mg/mL & 4mg/mL, 100ml or 250ml