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Denise Nader
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Username: octavius

Post Number: 21
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Monday, Feb 25, 2008 - 3:30 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Dear Dr. O -

My horse just finished a 45 day course of doxy for treatment of lymes. In order to make the doxy a little more palatable I mixed it with molasses and Stoneyfield organic whole milk french vanilla yogurt. After he finished the doxy I figured I would finish off the carton of yogurt by adding it to his feed a few teaspoons at a time and he absolutely loves it. Is there any harm in giving a horse yogurt on a regular basis?
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
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Username: dro

Post Number: 20133
Registered: 1-1997
Posted on Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 - 6:00 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I have never heard on any problems feeding it Denise, the article evaluates it as a therapeutic agent for digestive problems.
DrO
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Margo E. Purdy
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Post Number: 17
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 - 11:31 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

This is "after the fact," but would you not have to be careful mixing tetracyclines with milk products?
Margo
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Denise Nader
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Username: octavius

Post Number: 22
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 - 12:31 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

What I understood after reading about the drug (and Dr. O correct me if I am wrong) is that I could lose about 20% if it was taken with calcium. The drug information sheet actually recommended taking the drug with milk if you were experiencing stomach upset. I needed something to cut the bitterness of the doxy, applesause didn't even make a dent, plus have some gastrointestinal benefit. It seems to have worked really well.
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