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Penicillin G for Mini horse

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by dgermanshepherd, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. dgermanshepherd

    dgermanshepherd In the Brooder

    Jul 9, 2013
    Manheim, PA
    I was told to give my newly acquired mini horse; got him from a guy who got him from the auction; 2ml injection of penicillin G to ward off the sale barn snots. How safe is penicillin G? He does have a bit of a dry cough when he is sniffing around the barn floor and a very slight snot nose(barely noticeable). Vet won't be out until Friday.

  2. aprille218

    aprille218 Songster

    May 1, 2009
    northern MN
    Pen G is a very safe antibiotic but that being said if the mini is still eating and drinking normally and only has a slight snotty nose don't give him anything until the vet sees him. Most snotty noses in horses are viral anyway.

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