More than 400 readers of responded to a poll asking, "What are your experiences with compounded equine medications?"

results of poll on compounded medication

Results were as follows:

  • I have given my horse a compounded medication: 50.87%
  • I have never used a compounded medication for my horse: 36.23%
  • I have talked with my veterinarian (or vice versa) about compounded medications: 15.38%
  • I don’t know what "compounded" means: 2.66%

(Multiple selections allowed)

Readers shared their thoughts on compounded medications in the comments below.

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  • Availability is in question.
  • My compounding pharmacy serves many animal paitents.
  • I prefer to trust commercially-formulated medications.