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Why Do Vets Use BNT Otic Ointment For Horse Ear Infections?

Why Do Vets Use BNT Otic Ointment For Horse Ear Infections?

When your horse gets an ear infection, you’ll probably have a lot of questions. You may wonder how your horse contracted it, how urgent the case is, and how to get it treated. As you plan your meeting with a certified veterinarian, consider asking about BNT Otic Ointment. This powerful compounded medication treats horse ear infections safely and efficiently.

Does My Horse Have an Ear infection?

Horse ear infections aren’t extremely common, but can become serious if not treated. With time, an untreated horse ear infection can travel to the inner ear, possibly leading to a ruptured eardrum, partial deafness, and neurological complications. Before seeking professional medical help, look for symptoms. 

One of the first signs of a horse ear infection is your companion shaking their head from discomfort. If you notice your horse doing this more than normal, take a second to gently further investigate. If there is redness, swelling, bad odors, pus-like discharge, and/or tenderness to the touch, you might have an ear infection on your hands. 

Call your horse health care provider to see if you should take them in to be looked at.

How Can I Prevent Horse Ear Infections?

There are many offenders when it comes to ear infection causes. Allergies, illness, auto-immune diseases, and foreign objects (such as ticks and mites) could all trigger an infection. If you can catch an infection early on, it could prevent a lot of issues down the road.

 A quick and gentle routine check of your horse’s ears are a great way to catch an ear infection early on. This includes carefully looking inside your horse’s ear for redness/swelling, strange odors, properly cleaning, and the removal of ticks and mites. Make sure to wash your hands first, and not to shine any bright lights into your horse’s eyes.

What Is BNT Otic Ointment?

Otic Ointments are hand-made by compounding pharmacies to treat ear infections in horses and other companion animals. BNT is a highly-requested type of Otic Ointment for animal health practices. It contains the following beneficial ingredients:

  • Enrofloxacin 
    • Antibiotic that treats bacterial infections
  • Itraconazole
    • Prevents secondary fungal growth in addition to antibiotics
  • Triamcinolone
    • Anti-Inflammatory

The ingredients are suspended in an anhydrous base as an extra preventive for fungal growth. BNT is only made per request of the veterinarian treating your horse, and should only be applied by them. Usually, vets will treat the ear infection once, then follow up in a couple weeks to re-evaluate your horse and treat again if needed.

Where Can BNT Otic Ointments Be Requested?

BRD Vet Rx hand-blends BNT in-house for licensed veterinary use. If you would like to view our BNT options or browse other products, view our online shop

BRD has been a trusted equine pharmacy for nearly 100 years, and our expert team ensures that our compounds are free of bacteria, endotoxins, and fungi. We have our compounds analyzed at an FDA approved laboratory and test for quality and potency. If you have any questions or concerns, call us at 844-447-5422.