New NSAID: First COX-2 Inhibitor for Horses Approved by FDA

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A new option in equine pain relief marks progress in the development of safer non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for horses. Firocoxib (trade name Equioxx), manufactured by Merial, is the first equine NSAID specifically targeting the cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) enzyme to be approved by the FDA, and it is the first new equine NSAID option for systemic administration since 1990. The drug

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