How To Dose Toltrazuril To Horses
Diagnosis and Evaluation:
Before administering Toltrazuril, ensure an accurate diagnosis through a thorough physical examination and, if necessary, additional diagnostic tests such as fecal testing or blood work to confirm coccidial infection.
Calculate the appropriate Toltrazuril dosage for the horse based on its weight. The recommended dosage may vary depending on the specific formulation (paste or liquid) and should align with the manufacturer's guidelines. Typically, the dosage ranges from 5 mg to 20 mg per kilogram of body weight as a single oral dose.
Calculate the Dose:
Precisely calculate the dosage, using accurate measurements and conversions, to ensure the horse receives the correct amount of Toltrazuril.
Choose the Formulation:
Select the most suitable Toltrazuril formulation, such as oral paste or suspension, based on the horse's condition and the preferred administration method.
a. Oral Suspension: For oral suspension, use a calibrated syringe or dosing cup to measure the prescribed amount accurately. Administer the suspension directly into the horse's mouth, aiming towards the back of the tongue.
b. Oral Paste: If using an oral paste, gently place the syringe in the horse's mouth and depress the plunger to dispense the paste at the back of the tongue. Ensure the horse swallows the medication.
Follow-up and Monitoring:
After Toltrazuril administration, closely monitor the horse for any adverse reactions. Observe the horse for a period to ensure there are no immediate issues.
Give the horse owner clear and detailed instructions regarding Toltrazuril administration, including the correct dosage, timing, and any additional precautions. Stress the importance of completing the full treatment course as prescribed.
Arrange for follow-up appointments to assess the horse's progress and determine if additional doses are necessary. Adjust the treatment plan as required based on the horse's response to the medication.