American College For Advancement In Medicine

ACAM

Banamine a Steroid


There are different types of steroids in use in the equine industry. Steroids can be divided into several groups: corticosteroids, anabolic steroids, and glucocorticosteroids. Various steroids have different effects on the body, and their mode of action in disease treatment is also widely variable. Generally, steroid drugs are widely used to treat acute cases of respiratory inflammatory diseases such as flu, colds, or pneumonia that require antibiotic treatment because they might exacerbate underlying bacterial infection if not treated with antibiotics. In addition, where necessary for their anti-inflammatory effect, chronic inflammatory conditions such as arthritis might benefit from steroid medication, although long-term usage should always be avoided if possible.

Banamine is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

It belongs to the category of NSAIDs that are generally characterized as being pyretic, carminative, and analgesic. It has been demonstrated to have some beneficial effects in the treatment of respiratory inflammation due to bacterial infection or aspergillosis, so that it might be used for this type of inflammatory disease. However, Banamine must not be administered under any circumstances during an existing bacterial infection because its own antibacterial action will worsen the condition by promoting further growth of bacteria in the system.

Some additional effects of Banamine are fever reduction through aerosol administration and sedation via injection or orally. Although the literature on this subject is relatively scarce, it is likely that the sedation effect of Banamine injection will be induced more rapidly than orally.

Banamine is less effective when used for the treatment of chronic respiratory diseases such as recurrent airway obstruction (heaves) or autoimmune diseases like laminitis and vasculitis. Therefore, long-term usage should always be avoided if possible in these cases.

Although some glucocorticosteroids were demonstrated to improve athletic performance in horses, the use of steroids such as Banamine was actually prohibited by regulatory authorities due to potentially severe side effects such as gastric ulcers and laminitis.

YES! Banamine is a steroid drug with non-steroidal properties. It has been demonstrated to have some beneficial effects in the treatment of respiratory inflammation due to bacterial infection or aspergillosis, so that it might be used for this type of inflammatory disease. However, Banamine must not be administered under any circumstances during an existing bacterial infection because its own antibacterial action will worsen the condition by promoting further growth of bacteria in the system. Some additional effects of Banamine are fever reduction through aerosol administration and sedation via injection or orally. Although the literature on this subject is relatively scarce, it is likely that the sedation effect of Banamine injection will be induced more rapidly than orally. Banamine is less effective when used for the treatment of chronic respiratory diseases such as recurrent airway obstruction (heaves) or autoimmune diseases like laminitis and vasculitis. Therefore, long-term usage should always be avoided if possible in these cases. Although some glucocorticosteroids were demonstrated to improve athletic performance in horses, the use of steroids such as Banamine was actually prohibited by regulatory authorities due to potentially severe side effects such as gastric ulcers and laminitis.