Banamine? How much and how to give?

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by milkmaid, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. milkmaid

    milkmaid I'm not addicted - I'm in love!

    Sep 15, 2010
    North Alabama
    I'd like to give Banamine to Twister. She is about a month old and, as I mentioned in another topic, is not doing very well since being disbudded 2 days ago. My vet says he can give the Banamine, but I'm going to call and ask him if I can buy the shot from him and then administer it myself.
    I'm supposed to give it IM, right? I'd like to do it in the shoulder because I'm afraid of hitting the sciatic nerve in the back leg.
     
  2. Zarafia

    Zarafia Senior Member

    Mar 25, 2012
    Archer, FL
    IN HORSES banamine is dosed at about 1cc per hundred lbs and can be given either IM or IV at the same dose.
    Check with your vet before giving it though.
     

  3. Banamine 1cc per 100# every 12-24 hrs as needed.
     
  4. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    I have it written down in my lil goat book 1cc per 100lbs. and that's what we've dosed it at, seems to work just fine ;)
    It is given IM.

    I hope Twister feels better soon :)
     
  5. milkmaid

    milkmaid I'm not addicted - I'm in love!

    Sep 15, 2010
    North Alabama
    Thanks.
     
  6. nubians2

    nubians2 New Member

    When I had to dose my 3.5 month old wether the vet gave me a banamine paste. My boy weighed 42lbs and it was just a 1/4"bead. Not much at all.
     
  7. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator

    If you get 1cc syringes, it is easy to dose those really tiny kids. The nice thing about Banamine is that it is 1cc per 100 lbs no matter what the animal is.
     
  8. milkmaid

    milkmaid I'm not addicted - I'm in love!

    Sep 15, 2010
    North Alabama
    Thanks everyone! I got the Banamine from the vet and gave her 0.1 cc yesterday afternoon. She's doing a bit better and she even jumped on a climbing toy this morning, but she is still far from her usual self.
     
  9. MAW

    MAW New Member

    517
    Oct 13, 2011
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    Glad to hear she's feeling better, hope she continues to improve :hug:
     
  10. milkmaid

    milkmaid I'm not addicted - I'm in love!

    Sep 15, 2010
    North Alabama
    She's much better and even playful! :leap: Thanks everyone!
     
  11. groovyoldlady

    groovyoldlady Goat Crazy!

    Jul 21, 2011
    Central Maine
    I'm so glad to hear that!