Compounding was a popular practice before the mass production of medication became so widespread. It is not a common practice today as pharmaceuticals are generally tested against a wide range of population so as to fit the needs of the majority.
Pharmaceutical compounding was and is still used to produce particular pharmaceutical products to meet the specific requirements of a patient.
This may be done for medical as well as optional reasons. For medical reasons, some drugs can be altered to avoid certain ingredients that a patient may be allergic to. They may also just be changed from pills to liquid for easy administration. Optionally, some pharmaceuticals may be altered to add taste or rid it of bitterness etc.
Compounding is an expensive process and so mass produced medication is usually the go-to for most hospitals and patients regardless of allergies etc.
Pet Compounding pharmaceuticals
The wide variety of animal species makes mass production of pet drugs rather difficult. Compounding is therefore still an essential part of pet medication today.
Pet compounding takes into consideration, the type of animal, the size and the psychology of the animal.
Akina animal health
Akina animal health is a company that specializes in general well being of pets, farm animals etc. they produce pet compounding pharmaceuticals for a wide range of animals.
Akina Animal Health understands that pets usually do not like medication and so their compounding procedures involve acquiring the taste that animals are generally used to for easy administration of drugs and food supplements.
The goal of the company is to
1. Provide quality compounding pharmaceutical products
2. Provide consistent and kind customer service and animal care
3. Provide programs that grow veterinary practices and help patients to thrive.
They provide customized medication to meet the animals’ flavor and dosage needs.