EqStim is a preparation consisting of 0.4 mg/mL non-viable Propionibacterium acnes suspended in 12.5% ethanol in saline. EqStim is indicated in the horse as an adjunct to conventional therapy in the treatment of equine respiratory disease complex. This product has been demonstrated to be effective in increasing the rate of recovery when used in conjunction with antibiotic or hyperimmune therapy in the treatment of primary and secondary bacterial and viral infections associated with equine respiratory disease complex.
Do not use in conjunction with glucocorticoids or other immune suppressors. Steroid therapy should be withdrawn at least seven days before initiating this immunostimulant therapy.
EqStim must be administered by the intravenous(IV) route. Shake well to obtain uniform suspension.
Foals: 1 mL
Older horses: 1 mL per 250 lbs of body weight
Repeat dosage at day 3 (or day 4) and at day 7,
and weekly thereafter as needed.
CAUTION: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the
order of a licensed veterinarian.
The effects of this immunostimulant have not
been studied in pregnant animals. Do not use
when pregnancy is known or suspected. There
may be a rise in temperature, tremors, temporary
loss of appetite, or sluggishness a few hours after
Anaphylactoid reactions may occur.
For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children.
STORAGE: May be stored at room temperature until first
used. Once vial has been opened, store at 2°-7°C (35° - 45°F). Do not freeze.