I’ve got a horse with chronic lymphangitis/cellulitis who experiences flare-ups fairly regularly. Over the past three years we’ve experimented with many different meds (as he’s become immune to the garden-variety SMZs) and have landed on a combo of enrofloxacin and metronidazole as the antibiotic regimen that consistently kills off the infection.
I just received this month’s vet bill and the price of a single 500mL bottle of Enro has increased by $100 to $269!!! Given that a single course of antibiotics takes 3/4 of a bottle and I have to start a course every couple of months on average, this is not sustainable for me, combined with all the other medical costs this horse incurs.
So, two questions:
- Any Canadians have sources for less expensive meds? I assume the vet office is passing on their own cost increases, is it worth shopping around to other vets or is the cost likely to be the same everywhere?
- Tell me of your antibiotic regimens that you’ve had success with for chronic lymph/cellulitis - we’ve tried a lot of different options but one never knows!
thanks in advance!