Re: Urgent Emergency
Michele, I'm really sorry that your horse and you are going through this.
I did a quick internet search on the naquazone " Trichlormethiazide is an oral combination product marketed under the name Naquasone as a treatment for udder edema in cows. It is used to reduce mild swellings, especially in the legs of horses, by causing the body to lose water and sodium chloride by decreasing the reabsorption of these electrolytes in the kidneys. In combination with dexamethasone, which is a potent anti-inflammatory, it should be used only under the supervision of a veterinarian who has made a proper diagnostic evaluation.
Trichlor/dexamethasone does not cure the underlying cause of the swelling. Usage:Trichlormethiazide combined with dexamethasone is used to reduce mild swelling in the legs of horses. Because each component of the product works by a different mechanism, trichlor/dex contains a smaller dose of the individual drugs than might be used when administered separately. Precautions: Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid and should be used with extreme caution in any horse prone to laminitis.
Trichlormethiazide is a diuretic and prolonged use can result in electrolyte depletion and dehydration. Free access to water and salt are important."
Teresa O in Ontario, Canada 2020