- Consistent performance: Microbial resistance can be a problem with antibiotics, because these drugs typically have only one mode of action. EqStim stimulates a multi-faceted attack by the horse’s own immune system.
- Flexible: EqStim’s recommended treatment regimen (one intravenous injection every three days for three injections) is the optimal dosage schedule for complete immune stimulation. However, depending on an individual horse’s response, EqStim’s multi-dose therapy allows the veterinarian to customize the patient’s care by amending the dose and number of treatments.
- Safe: EqStim does not employ any adjuvants (oil-based adjuvants have been implicated in adverse side effects when administered intravenously). EqStim is safe to use in adult horses, ponies, and foals. As with any equine biological, in rare instances EqStim may induce a mild, transient increase in body temperature, inappetance, and lethargy.
- Cost Effective: Because EqStim enhances the horse’s first line of defense, the immune system, and shortens the recovery period from illness, there are substantial savings from the reduction in use of expensive antibiotics, lost training time, and missed performances
Do not use in conjunction with glucocorticoids or other immune suppressors. Steroid therapy should be withdrawn at least seven days before initiating this therapy. Precautions: Store at room temperature until first used, then store at 2-7°C 35-45°F. Do not freeze.
EQSTIM is restricted to use by, or under the supervision of, a veterinarian. The effects of this product have not been studied in pregnant animals. Do not use when pregnancy is known or suspected. There may be a rise in temperature, tremors, temporary loss of appetite, or sluggishness a few hours after injection. Anaphylactic reactions may occur. For veterinary use only.
Dosage and Administration:
It is important to follow your Veterinarian's prescription instructions for your horse.
EQSTIM must be administered by the intravenous I.V. route. Shake well to obtain uniform suspension.
Foals: 1 mL.
Older horses: 1 mL per 250 lbs body weight.
Repeat the dosage at day 3 or day 4, at day 7, and weekly as needed.
EqStim Immunostimulant contains a preparation consisting of 0.4 mg/mL nonviable Propionibacterium acnes suspended in 12.5% ethanol in saline.