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Buy Generic Tribrissen Oral Paste Online

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GENERIC ALTERNATIVE LISTING - Trimethoprim/Sulfadiazine
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Antibacterial Treatment for Horses

Tribrissen Oral Paste can be prescribed by your large animal veterinarian for treating bacterial infections of the horse’s digestive tract, upper/lower respiratory tract (including strangles), wounds, and cellulitis. Depending on the situation, your vet may prefer to begin treatment with an antibiotic injection and you can follow up with Tribrissen Oral Paste or generic Trimethoprim/Sulfadiazine. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

This is a 1-2 Punch as the Active Ingredients Act Sequentially

Once administered by syringe as directed, Trimethoprim will work to inhibit the bacterial or protozoal enzyme called dihydrofolate reductase in order to stop the conversion of folic acid to folinic acid. Bacteria require folinic acid for cell growth. Sulfadiazine prevents the bacterial cells from creating folic acid. With production and conversion blocked, bacteria cannot grow and multiply, resulting in the infection able to heal. These drugs combined work as a bactericidal, meaning they kill bacteria, but separately they are bacteriostatic and will only inhibit bacterial growth.

About Cellulitis-A Common Problem Among Horses

Cellulitis is an infection of the soft connective tissue under the skin that usually affects a horses’ hind legs, but can occur anywhere on its body. This infection can start as a small scratch or scrape in the equine’s skin that can then be inhabited by bacteria. Lameness is most likely your first clue there is something wrong and your veterinarian should be called to assess the horses condition.

Risk factors that can predispose a horse to getting cellulitis include surgical sites, decreased blood circulation, irritated or dry skin that can cause cracks or breaks in skin, poor hygiene that raises the bacteria population, and joint infections.

Before Tribrissen Oral Paste is Prescribed

Tell your veterinarian about any known health issues or drug sensitivities/allergies your horse has and list all current medication or supplements you are giving to your horse. This will help your vet determine if Tribrissen Oral Paste is safe to administer. If your horse is pregnant or has recently been bred, inform the vet to be sure there is no danger to a foal.

Tribrissen Oral Paste Precautions

Treated horses cannot be slaughtered for human consumption. Have a proper weight on the horse to be treated as this is how your vet will know what dosage you should be giving as under-dosing will not clear up the infection. If you are treating more than 1 animal, use a separate dosing syringe unless the treated horses are on the same premises or have direct contact with one another.

Possible Side Effects of Tribrissen Oral Paste

  • Sensitivity to sulfonamides
  • Diarrhea
  • Consult your veterinarian if either of these, or worse side effects, occur after dosing Tribrissen Oral Paste. You may be prescribed another antibacterial drug to be certain the infection is taken care of.

The information provided on the website is intended to facilitate awareness about healthcare products and medical conditions generally but it is not a substitute for professional medical attention or advice. You should always speak with a qualified healthcare practitioner before taking any prescription or non-prescription drug.