Getting bute into a fussy eater.

hayinamanger

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Hi, my horse will eat Danilon but bute is very difficult to get down him. I have tried cinnamon, apple sauce, syringing but this is very messy.

Help needed please :)
 

Rosietaz

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Hi, my horse will eat Danilon but bute is very difficult to get down him. I have tried cinnamon, apple sauce, syringing but this is very messy.

Help needed please :)
Make a jam sandwich and pop it inside? (I’ve heard good things about this but not actually tried!)
 

hayinamanger

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Is there a reason he can’t have Danilon instead ? I could never get Bute down mine despite apple juice/mint / molasses etc - I just decided it wasn’t worth the battle for the extra cost if the Danilon
Is there a reason he can’t have Danilon instead ? I could never get Bute down mine despite apple juice/mint / molasses etc - I just decided it wasn’t worth the battle for the extra cost if the Danilon
They were out of Danilon at the practice.
 

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Second the jam sandwich, also mix into a paste with molasses and stuff into a hollowed out carrot. Time consuming but sort of works... the first time or two at least 😆
 

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After seeing similar quandaries on here, I bought a bag of Saracen Re Leve, sprinkled a bit of that on top of the soaked grass nuts with the Bute in and it worked well for the five days I needed.
 

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After seeing similar quandaries on here, I bought a bag of Saracen Re Leve, sprinkled a bit of that on top of the soaked grass nuts with the Bute in and it worked well for the five days I needed.
yup re-leve seems to be irresistible, it's the only way to get bute into my fusspot. Danilon is so much easier!
 

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Fast fibre has been my saviour for an extremely fussy horse. I mix it in a separate container with supplements/danilon/whatever, then mix really thoroughly into a handful of feed, again thoroughly mixed with a handful of readigrass. It mostly works.
 

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I had one horse who was truly impossible to get bute (or any medication) into him. The only thing that worked was to mix the bute with a teaspoonful of toothpaste, put it on a wooden spoon and wipe it onto his tongue as far back into his mouth as I could reach.
 

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A friend of mine who works at the vets gave me this tip; mix it with baby food then syringe. Worked for my youngster. I think I topped and tailed the mixed baby food with some undoctored baby food in the syringe!
 

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When my old boy was poorly we could only get his meds into him with a pile of golden syrup sandwiches (80 tablets a day!).

So sticky, but it worked. Tesco sells it in squeezy bottles which makes it much less messy.
 
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