(Triamcinolone Acetonide Suspension)

The glucocorticoid equine veterinarians have relied on for decades for fast pain relief.

VETALOG Parenteral is indicated for the treatment of inflammation and related disorders in horses.


VETALOG Parenteral is supplied for veterinary use in various vial sizes:

  • 6 mg/mL 25 mL
  • 6 mg/mL 5 mL
  • 6 mg/mL 3 mL 

As with all corticosteroids, VETALOG should be used with care in all stages of pregnancy. The safety of most corticosteroid drugs for use during all stages of pregnancy has not been adequately established. Do not use with viral infections. VETALOG should not be used to alleviate pain or reduce inflammation arising from infectious states unless concomitant antimicrobial therapy is given. Please see full product safety information.


Corticosteroids have been used in the treatment of laminitis; VETALOG Parenteral is not recommended for that use. Cases of laminitis have been reported following the administration of VETALOG Parenteral; the mechanism of that response has not been fully elucidated. Care is necessary when using any corticosteroid in the equine species.

Potent anti-inflammatory action

  • Reduces pain and improves motion within 24 hours
  • Reaches maximum effective levels in synovial fluid within 24 hours of intra-articular injection
  • Reduces inflammation and swelling

Flexible administration options

  • Can be used intramuscularly, intra-articularly, or intrasynovially
  • Choose from 2 mg/mL and 6 mg/mL administrations
  • Various vial sizes available

Intramuscular or subcutaneous

The dose is 0.01 mg to 0.02 mg triamcinolone acetonide per pound of body weight as a single injection; the usual range is 12 mg to 20 mg.


The dose for intra-articular or intrasynovial administration is dependent on the size of the joint to be treated and on the severity of symptoms. A single injection of triamcinolone acetonide 6 mg to 18 mg for horses is recommended.

Federal law restricts this drug to use by or, on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

Technical Assistance

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

    Equine Division

    3902 Gene Field Road
    St. Joseph, Missouri 64506

    • Phone 866-638-2226
    • Fax 816-676-4326