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Horses Benefits: Treats a wide range of susceptible bacterial infections Can be used to treat acute urinary or reproductive tract infections, respiratory tract infections, wound infections, and abscesses Can be mixed with feed for easy administration
Tucoprim is a combination of trimethoprim and sulfadiazine. It is used to treat a wide range of susceptible bacterial infections. It is easily administered with a small amount of feed. Includes dispensing scoop. How it works:
It works by blocking the bacteria's ability to make DNA, resulting in death of the bacteria.
Dosage & Administration:
Tucoprim powder is given with a small amount of feed. Have fresh drinking water available at all times. Do not allow the horse to become dehydrated while receiving Tucoprim
Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian. Use all of the medication prescribed, even if your horse appears well. If the entire course of treatment is not given, the infection may recur or worsen.
Possible side effects of Tucoprim:
Sulfa crystals may be found in the horse's urine during a urinalysis (a test on the urine). This does not pose a problem in horses that remain well hydrated. In rare cases, horses can develop severe and even fatal diarrhea when given Tucoprim. If you notice diarrhea or any change in the manure, consult your veterinarian immediately.
Other less common side effects include anemia resulting in pale gums and tiredness, and low platelets resulting in bleeding tendencies.
If your horse experiences an allergic reaction to the medication, signs may include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. If you observe any of these signs, contact your veterinarian immediately.
If you miss giving a dose:
If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do not give two doses at once.
If you overdose the pet:
If an overdose has occurred, you may see signs of colic, diarrhea, depression, confusion, facial swelling, anemia resulting in pale gums and tiredness, and bleeding tendencies. If you know or suspect your horse has had an overdose, or if you observe any of these signs in your horse, contact your veterinarian immediately.
What should I avoid while giving Tucoprim to my pet:
Notify your veterinarian of any other medications, including vitamins and supplements, your horse is taking while receiving Tucoprim.
Consult your veterinarian before using Tucoprim with methotrexate, anticoagulants such as warfarin, phenylbutazone, thiazide diuretics, salicylates (aspirin), probenecid, cyclosporine, phenytoin, detomidine, xylazine,or romifidine (Sedivet), since interactions may occur.
Antacids may decrease the effectiveness of sulfa drugs like Tucoprim, so give the antacid 2-3 hours before or after a dose of the sulfa drug.
Who should not take it?
Not for use in horses hypersensitive (allergic) to trimethoprim, sulfadiazine or other sulfa drugs. Do not use in horses with liver disease or blood diseases. The effects of trimethoprim/sulfa on pregnancy in horses has not been determined. Do not use in pregnant or lactating horses unless benefits outweigh the risks.
Do not use in horses intended for food.