VetriBute (Phenylbutazone) Paste for Horses, Apple-Flavored, 60-mL syringe

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Description

Help soothe your equine's swelling and discomfort with this VetriBute Paste. Made with phenylbutazone, this specially-targeted anti-inflammatory helps to relieve swelling by blocking specific enzymes. It may be prescribed by your veterinarian to treat a variety of temporary inflammatory conditions, such as a pulled tendon, acute laminitis or joint problems. Apple-flavored paste can be placed at the back of your horse's tongue.

Uses

For the relief of inflammatory conditions associated with the musculoskeletal system in horses.

Possible Side Effects

Serious adverse reactions can occur. Toxic effects that have been reported in horses include oral and GI erosions and ulcers, hypoalbuminemia, diarrhea, right dorsal colitis, anorexia, and renal effects (azotemia, renal papillary necrosis).

Drug & Food Interactions

Use with caution in patients who have a history of drug allergy.

Precautions

Stop medication at the first sign of gastrointestinal upset, jaundice, or blood dyscrasia. In the treatment of inflammatory conditions associated with infections, specific anti-infective therapy is required.

  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    193254
  • Dosage Measure
    Use according to your veterinarian's instructions.
  • Generic Name
    Phenylbutazone
  • For Use With
    Horses
  • Product Form
    Paste
  • Health Condition
    Joint Pain/Arthritis, Pain
  • Drug Type
    Anti-inflammatory
Ingredients
Ingredients

Each syringe contains 20 gm Phenylbutazone. Each 3 mL marking on the plunger contains 1 gm Phenylbutazone.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

1 gm to 2 gm of Phenylbutazone per 500 lb body weight, but not to exceed 4 g daily.

Storage Instructions

Store at 59°F-86°F.

FAQ

How is VetriBute useful?

Vetribute is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain and inflammation in horses.

How should I administer VetriBute?

Deposit paste on back of tongue by depressing plunger that has been previously set to deliver the correct dose. Oral cavity should be empty.

What other information is important for this medication?

  • VetriBute should not be mixed with other drugs in the same syringe.

  • Be sure fresh water is available for your animal at all times while on this medication. If your animal doesn't drink enough water, the drug can have serious effects on the kidneys.

  • VetriBute can alter the results of laboratory tests. Let your veterinarian know if your animal is on VetriBute prior to having any of these tests performed.

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