PEPTOSYL is a first line defence against digestive disturbances in horses,
foals and dogs, with a wide safety margin, and analgesic, antiseptic and
Key Features & Benefits:
* PEPTOSYL contains Bismuth salicylate and sodium bentonite in an oral
* Non-antibiotic treatment for non-infectious and dietary diarrhoea.
* PEPTOSYL has gut protective, antacid, 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 anti-inflammatory,
and rapidly reduces the pain associated with gut inflammation and
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
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.
PEPTOSYL has no application in the training of normal, healthy
horses, but can be used where indicated in cases of gastro-intestinal
disturbance. It will not “mask” any serious veterinary problems, but will
rapidly relieve the majority of gut upsets from dietary or non-infectious
causes. If rapid response is not seen, seek veterinary diagnosis of the
condition without delay.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Where possible, withhold food for 24 hours (but do not restrict nursing
in foals/puppies). Administer orally.
Horses: 0.5 – 1 mL per kg bodyweight
Dogs: 0.25 – 0.5 mL per kg bodyweight
Repeat dose every 6 hours for 36 hours and from thence at 12 hour
intervals for a further 2 to 3 days.
Do not administer for prolonged periods to animals less than 30 days
Meat Withholding Period (Horses): DO NOT USE less than 28 days before
slaughter for human consumption.
Safety in pregnant animals has not been established.