You can do whatever the law, and your morals, allow with your children, I refuse to comment. I also have a lot of experience medicating horses as well (tooth extractions etc), another highly intelligent creature. If you haven't guessed, I have veterinary experience. Anyways, medicating animals becomes a whole new thing when they weigh 1,800 pounds and are worth a lot of $$$. So this shit is serious, and the forceful medication of any animal should not be performed by anyone other than a trained professional for anything other than necessary procedures.