Prolonged Use of Bute Detrimental to Joint Cartilage

Chronic use of phenylbutazone, or Bute, in horses with joint problems could be causing more problems than it’s preventing. A recent study has shown that Bute and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) might be detrimental to joint cartilage regeneration in horses.

The study was performed by Lisa Beluche, DVM; Alicia Bertone, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS; David Anderson,

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