- After 14 days of treatment, lameness improved in 84% of horses and pain on manipulation improved in 65% of horses.
- Rapid and effective absorption after a single dose.
- Pain relief remains effective for 24 hours.
- 6.93 grams of Equioxx Oral Paste syringe is sufficient to treat a 1250 lb horse.
As with any prescription medication, prior to use, a veterinarian should perform a physical examination and review the horse's medical history.
A veterinarian should advise horse owners to observe for signs of potential drug toxicity.
As a class, nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drugs may be associated with gastrointestinal and renal toxicity.This drug should not be used in horses with pre-existing gastrointestinal tract ulcers.
Use with other NSAIDs, corticosteroids or nephrotoxic medication should be avoided.
EQUIOXX has not been tested in horses less than 1 year of age or in breeding horses, or pregnant or lactating mares. Horses with heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease or dehydration are likely at higher risk of side effects such as kidney damage, edema, intestinal tract ulceration. Note: Safety in young horses, pregnant or lactating mares has not been determined
Do not combine this drug with other drugs of the NSAID class. Combining NSAIDs has the potential to greatly increase the risk and severity of side effects.
Don't combine with corticosteroids, which have similar side effect.
Combination with diuretics may increase the risk of kidney-related side effects.
Use with caution in combination with other drugs that have the potential for kidney side effects, such as the -mycin group of antibiotics.
Using at the same time as other drugs which are highly bound to blood proteins may increase the risk of side effects of one, or both, drugs.
It is important to follow your Veterinarian's prescription instructions for your horse.
The recommended dosage of EQUIOXX (firocoxib) for oral administration in horses is 0.045 mg/lb (0.1 mg/kg) of body weight once daily for up to14 days. In target animal safety studies, toxicity was seen at the recommended dose when the duration of treatment exceeded 30 days.
Each marking on the syringe will treat 250 pounds of body weight, and each notch corresponds to approximately a 50 lb weight increment. To deliver the correct dose, round the horse's body weight up to the nearest 50 pound increment (if the body weight is an exact 50 pound increment, do not round up). Unlock the knurled ring on the syringe plunger by rotating it 1/4 turn. Slide the knurled ring along the plunger shaft so that the side nearest the barrel is at the appropriate 50 lb weight notch. Rotate the plunger ring 1/4 turn to lock it in place and ensure it is locked.
EQUIOXX may be given with or without food.
Your horse should not be given EQUIOXX if he/she:
• Has an allergic reaction to firocoxib, the active ingredient in EQUIOXX.
• Has previously had an allergic reaction (such as hives, facial or lower limb swelllng;or red or itchy skin) to aspirin or other NSAIDs.
• Is presently taking aspirin, phenylbutazone, flunixin meglumine, diclofenac, ketoprofen, or other NSAIDs or corticosteroids.
• The safety of EQUIOXX has not been determined in horses less than one year of age or in breeding horses, pregnant or lactating mares. ,