Penetration of pharmacological agents through equine skin




Thoroughbred Horses

Research Organisation

The University of Queensland

Objective Summary

. To develop in vitro and in vivo methodologies to measure drug movement through equine skin . To measure the regional differences (eg neck vs back vs axilla vs lower leg) in drug penetration . To measure transdermal penetration of drugs of interest to the equine industry including nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) corticosteroids and analgesics (eg Fentary) . To determine the effects of vehicles (eg DMSO) on penetration of drugs in the horse . To determine the effects of skin damage (eg rashes) and altered microenvironment (eg bandages saddles) on transdermal drug movement in the horse

Project Code


Project Stage


Project Start Date

Sunday, August 1, 2004

Project Completion Date

Monday, May 7, 2007

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

HOR-Reduce the incidence and impact of diseases and parasites in horses


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Penetration of Pharmacological Agents through Equine Skin