Peptosyl Oral Suspension
Manufactured by Naturevet
PEPTOSYL is a first line defence against digestive disturbances in horses and dogs, with a wide safety margin, and analgesic, antiseptic and antacid actions. Key Features & Benefits:
PEPTOSYL is a first line defence against diarrhoea and digestive disturbances in horses, foals and dogs. Used for non-antibiotic treatment for non-infectious & dietary diarrhoea, PEPTOSYL is a gut protective, antacid with antiseptic properties, and is anti-inflammatory to control pain. After administration, the Bismuth salicylate is converted to Bismuth carbonate and Sodium salicylate. Bismuth lines and protects the mucosal (gut lining) surface of the stomach and intestines, absorbs toxic compounds such as endotoxins, and has protective, antacid and antiseptic properties. The salicylate component is antiinflammatory, and rapidly reduces the pain associated with gut inflammation and disturbances.
The majority of equine gastro-intestinal disturbances are not of bacterial origin, therefore PEPTOSYL is a safe, non-complicating treatment in most foals and adult horses with digestive upsets of nutritional or non-bacterial origin. Most equine gut disturbances relate to incorrect management or diet, nutrition, or stress, rather than infection. Bentonite is a natural clay earth material with properties similar to activated charcoal. It has the ability to bind (and neutralise) bacterial endotoxins.
PEPTOSYL is indicated for the control and treatment of diarrhoea and pain associated with non-bacterial gastro-intestinal disturbance such as enteritis, gastritis, and colitis. Being non-antibiotic, PEPTOSYL does not contribute to bacterial resistance. Oral bismuth preparations are well researched in both humans and animals, and are reported to be free of toxic side effects.
Dosage and Administration
Where possible, withhold food for 24 hours (but do not restrict nursing in foals), use PEPTOSYL at a dose rate of 0.25 - 0.5 mL per kg bodyweight daily (25 - 50 mL per 100 kg) to control the diarrhoea, then give bland low fat meals for several days.
Do not administer for prolonged periods to animals less than 30 days old.
Regular diarrhoea in horses and foals may indicate a need to consider Thrive P supplementation to improve nutrient uptake from the diet, as well as moderate gut function.
Bismuth sub-salicylate 17.5 mg/mL