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Alicia Kost
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Username: Aannk

Post Number: 176
Registered: 6-2001
Posted on Tuesday, Apr 22, 2003 - 3:10 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Where can I get this cheap? Does anyone know?
Alicia
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Alicia Kost
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Post Number: 177
Registered: 6-2001
Posted on Tuesday, Apr 22, 2003 - 3:13 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

My vet is going to prescribe it for me, and he said I should try to find it first.
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Alicia Kost
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Post Number: 179
Registered: 6-2001
Posted on Wednesday, Apr 23, 2003 - 10:29 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Dr O.,
What is the dosage, and how often do you give it? Why would it be different for a horse than a human? I can understand the absorbsion might be different for a horse, but human doses don't vary by weight for Depo, so why should horses?
Alicia
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Sandra Ross
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Post Number: 58
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Wednesday, Apr 23, 2003 - 5:59 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

If you run a search here on "froogle", you'll get to Christine Mill's excellent tip on how to use Google's cost comparison advanced search "Froogle". It brings up all sorts of great entries for Depo Provera.

Thanks, Christine!
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
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Username: Dro

Post Number: 8209
Registered: 1-1997
Posted on Thursday, Apr 24, 2003 - 9:08 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Depo-Provera in horses is an off label use Alicia. There are no established dosages or pharmokinetics in horses that I am aware of. You frequently see the 3 to 5 ml recommendations but I have not really seen that this dose stops mares from cycling.
DrO
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Alicia Kost
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Post Number: 183
Registered: 6-2001
Posted on Thursday, Apr 24, 2003 - 9:23 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Dr. O.,
My doctor told me to use 600 mg, then another 400 mg 60 days later. This is 1.5 mL in my 400 mg/ml bottle I am getting. In a regular dosage, 150 mg/ml, that would be 4 ml, then 1.5 ml 60 days later. He got this from a repro expert at some college (sorry, I don't remember who). I figure it's worth a try. Easy to administer, legal, and not dangerous for females to handle. I just hope it doesn't change her personality, which I love in or out of heat! If it doesn't work, I may try the marble. If that doesn't work, I will revert back to buting her three out of every 21 days in the summer!
Alicia
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Alicia Kost
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Post Number: 188
Registered: 6-2001
Posted on Monday, Apr 28, 2003 - 12:25 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

By the way, here is the response from the USAEq on Depo.
Dear Alicia,

Depo provera is permitted under Articles 410-412.

Sincerely,
John G. Lengel
USA Equestrian
Equine Drugs and Medications Program
So it is legal too :-)
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
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Post Number: 8263
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Posted on Monday, Apr 28, 2003 - 7:40 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thats great Alicia, and thanks for the dosage clarification, I was unaware (or had forgotten) there were 2 concentrations. Let us know if it stops your mare from cycling.
DrO
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Alicia Kost
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Post Number: 189
Registered: 6-2001
Posted on Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 - 7:55 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I will let you know. I should be getting it this week. She is scheduled to come into heat the 9th, so it is good timing.
Alicia
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