Equi Aid Natural Psyllium Fiber Powder
This product is a natural fiber source derived from the coating of a plant seed and is commonly used as a bulk-forming laxative. It is available as a pellet or powder.
WHAT IS THIS PRODUCT?
- This product passes through the intestines undigested and absorbs water in the colon resulting in the formation of larger and softer stool
- Given by mouth
REASONS FOR USING:
- Primarily as a treatment or prevention for sand impaction or colic in horses
Psyllium should be given according to your veterinarian’s recommendations.
Give the exact amount recommended and only as often as directed. The amount recommended and frequency of administration is often dependent upon the clinical response and initial reason for use.
Ensure that fresh water is available at all times.
Ideally, give this product at the same time(s) daily.
Refer to package directions for dissolution of the powder form. If you are unsure how your horse will react to oral administration of a medication, request assistance or demonstration by your veterinarian.
What if a dose is missed?
If a dose is missed, give it as soon as you can. If it is time already for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the normal schedule. Do not give two doses at the same time.
STORAGE AND WARNINGS:
- Psyllium should be stored in a childproof container in a cool, dry place at room temperature away from heat and direct sunlight. Protect from moisture.
- This product may not be recommended for horses intended for human consumption.
- Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and pets.
- Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product.
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS:
- This product may cause flatulence
- This product could cause an esophageal or intestinal obstruction if access to water is limited
- Notify your veterinarian immediately if your pet experiences any adverse reactions to this product
CAN THIS PRODUCT BE GIVEN WITH OTHER DRUGS?
- This product will affect the absorption of orally administered digoxin, salicylates, and nitrofurantoin
- Do not give new food or medications without first talking to your veterinarian
- If your horse experiences any unusual reactions when taking multiple medications, contact your veterinarian
Contact your veterinarian immediately if horse receives more than the prescribed amount.
WHAT HORSES SHOULD NOT TAKE THIS PRODUCT?
- This product is not a substitute for appropriate veterinary care in cases of severe constipation, intestinal obstruction or colic
- This product should not be used in animals that are dehydrated or not consuming sufficient amounts of water
- This product should not be used if rapid intestinal emptying is required
- Safety in pregnant or nursing mares has not been established
- Horses with a known hypersensitivity to this product
WHAT TO TELL/ASK VETERINARIAN BEFORE GIVING THIS MEDICATION?Talk to your veterinarian about:
- The importance of good management and nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease
- What tests may need to be performed prior to and during treatment with this product
- When your horse may need to be re-examined
- What are the risks and benefits of using this product
- If your horse has experienced side effects on other drugs/products
- If your horse has experienced any other medical problems or allergies
- All medicines and supplements that you are giving your horse or plan to give your horse, including those you can get without a prescription. Your veterinarian may want to check that all of your horse’s medications can be given together.
- If your mare is pregnant, nursing or if you plan to breed in the near future
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
Notify your veterinarian if your horse's condition does not improve or worsens despite this treatment.
This product may not be recommended for horses intended for human consumption.
Check with the appropriate regulatory body regarding the use in competition horses.
This is just a summary of information about Psyllium. If you have any questions or concerns about this product or for the condition it was recommended, please contact your veterinarian.