Medicines for horses
Just like us humans, horses also get sick. In order to treat the ailments and illnesses as well as possible, you should be provided with appropriate medicines and products. However, please make sure that you only use special medicines for horses. If you need horse painkillers, you should not use painkillers for humans. Horses metabolise medicines completely differently from us humans and for this reason horses need individual medicines, which you can buy from us in the Pharmasana online shop.
Equip your stable pharmacy and be prepared for the various dangers of everyday equine life. Injuries can easily occur in equestrian accidents or scuffles in the meadow, which should be treated quickly accordingly. For this reason, a well-stocked first-aid kit is always recommended. When administering medication, however, you should always contact a veterinarian before taking it.
Which diseases and complaints are particularly common?
Certain complaints and diseases become more frequent in horses. These include:
- prains and bruises
- Muscle complaints such as tension
- Conjunctivitis of the eye
- Sweet itch
- Respiratory diseases (cough, infections, COB)
If you suspect a chronic disease, you should always seek medical advice.
How do I notice that my horse is ill?
Obvious ailments like conjunctivitis are easy to recognise. But what about illnesses that are not so easy to spot? When horses get sick, they often change their behaviour. You should be alert to these signs:
- Decreased or absent appetite
- Uncharacteristic rest or inactivity and separation from the group
- Unusual behaviour
- Altered vital signs
- Weight loss
- Change in coat quality
- Change in bowel habits
- Listen to your gut feeling
These signs may or may not indicate illness. However, if you notice acute signs such as fever or diarrhoea, you should always contact a vet. Also listen to your gut feeling. You know your horse best and can notice a change in behaviour the quickest. It is better to ask the vet once too often than once too little.
Equine medicine online shop
You will find a large selection of high-quality medicines for horses in our Pharmasana online shop. Homeopathic medicines for horses are also becoming increasingly popular. Homeopathic remedies are particularly suitable for calming your horse when it has to be transported to the vet, for example.