Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Compounding

Compounding is essential in Veterinary Medicine for many reasons.  First, there is a lack of approved veterinary drugs available.  In addition, some human drugs are inaccessible or no longer available due to the discontinuation of commercial products by manufacturers.  Also, the weight and species variations are vast.  And finally, many times the patient animal will not take the medication due to taste, volume or smell.  Horst Pharmacy can help with all these issues by compounding specific medications for your animal's unique needs, including:


Flavor specialization (see complete list of veterinary flavors here)

Alternate dosage forms

Creams, ointments and lotions

Sterile injections

Ophthalmic preparations


Topical powders

Topical or Oral gels

Chewable flavored troches

Inhalation therapy

Medicated biscuits or treats

Optic solutions and non-aqueous suspensions

Otic insufflations

Rectal Suppositories

Rectal enemas

Combination medications

Oral suspensions & paste

Iontophoretic formulations

Sugar-free formulations

Horst pharmacy can compound medications for pets, exotics, wildlife, zoo animals, large and small animals.  We can create individualized concentrated doses and find solutions for commercially unavailable medications.

If you are interested in a compounded medication for an animal, and would like to learn more, please call us at 1.573.243.8174 / Toll Free 1.800.640.5940, or Contact Us online.
In order to meet their needs, our pharmacists will also be happy to discuss other (not listed) compounded medication requests with Veterinarians.  We have over 20 years of pharmaceutical compounding experience and extensive training in this field.  Please fill out this form to request a meeting with our chief pharmacist, Steve Horst, RPh.

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