Poll

Pain Relievers

What do you and your veterinarian use to treat your horse when he's in pain?
(Select all that apply)

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
67%
289
Opioids such as morphine or butorphanol
11%
46
Alpha-2 agonists such as xylazine
5%
22
Local anesthestics such as lidocaine
8%
35
Other (please explain)
9%
38

Total votes cast: 430

Comments & Write-in Answers

How about a diagnosis first. Different complains generally require differnt analgesics.

10/3/2011 9:38:41 PM

Honestly, it depends what's wrong. Where is the pain and what caused it? Then we decide.

10/3/2011 8:52:34 PM

My 12 year old appendix gelding doesn't tolerate bute, but does extremely well on B-L Solution

10/3/2011 7:26:00 PM

Pain for my horse = colic- banamine works almost every time

10/3/2011 4:36:26 PM

Gotta' love bute!

10/2/2011 12:04:20 PM

microcurrant wrap

10/1/2011 9:25:17 PM

AO in knees treat with cortizone shots

10/1/2011 7:32:33 PM

Kenilog

10/1/2011 12:19:27 AM

herbs, vitamins & minerals

10/1/2011 12:07:02 AM

Bute

9/30/2011 7:01:12 PM

Arnica and Willow bark

9/30/2011 6:40:20 PM

acupuncture

9/30/2011 6:01:04 PM

treatment depends on the proble

9/30/2011 3:23:48 PM

Bute is given as well as banamine if necessary. Or, whatever is needed.

9/30/2011 10:27:26 AM

banamine

9/29/2011 11:07:02 PM

homeopathy

9/29/2011 10:35:13 PM

what ever is needed and or appropriate

9/29/2011 5:31:59 PM

soaking with epsom salts

9/29/2011 5:15:56 PM

depends on the cause of pain

9/29/2011 2:56:34 PM

Depends on the cause of the pain,

9/29/2011 2:52:05 PM

LifeWave patches

9/29/2011 12:24:58 PM

Previcox

9/29/2011 11:56:00 AM

I almost always use White Willow

9/29/2011 11:45:59 AM

Also use joint injections/joint supplements to manage pain.

9/29/2011 10:16:05 AM

Bute is first choice but will use other based on vets advice

9/29/2011 10:09:32 AM

Chiropractic and acupuncture

9/29/2011 1:21:41 AM

Reiki, acupressure.

9/28/2011 11:40:58 PM

usually Bute

9/28/2011 10:59:31 PM

BL-Solution

9/28/2011 10:41:48 PM

finadyne

9/28/2011 9:15:42 PM

banamine

9/28/2011 8:52:58 PM

Depends on the cause of the pain

9/28/2011 8:37:18 PM

Tumeric works great for long term pain and no side effects like bute

9/28/2011 8:23:26 PM

Banamine

9/28/2011 6:14:53 PM

devils claw or Equine Americas BLS

9/28/2011 4:48:58 PM

Devil's Claw

9/28/2011 4:28:40 PM

Luckily only Bute so far, and it's okay for him to just rest too

9/28/2011 4:08:42 PM

Cox inhibitors

9/28/2011 4:00:52 PM

We use any and all of these depending upon the condition and response of the horse

9/28/2011 2:36:34 PM

sometimes rest and diet change is all he needs for pain management.Drugs are last resort.

9/28/2011 9:58:25 AM

Depends on the cause and source of the pain.

9/28/2011 9:28:52 AM

NSAIDS for general discomfort, lidocaine for stitches or something more localized.

9/28/2011 7:06:12 AM

Dexamethasone as a steroidal anti-inflammatory/pain relief

9/27/2011 11:56:22 PM

Devil's claw, aloe, MSM and other natural things...

9/27/2011 10:47:34 PM

Mostly just Bute. Works great.

9/27/2011 7:18:18 PM

Depends on the pain

9/27/2011 6:44:51 PM

usually butte or banamine

9/27/2011 5:12:10 PM

vetrinary recommendations

9/27/2011 4:33:55 PM

Previcox (This gets an A+ from me and my horse) and 'Bute, Banamine when necessary

9/27/2011 4:27:56 PM

Accupunture, massage

9/27/2011 4:27:46 PM

chiropractic care and P3 therapy most of the time do wonders

9/27/2011 3:48:50 PM

For long term relief, I use S.O.D. w/Bosewellia. It helps joint pain.

9/27/2011 3:44:11 PM

Bute, Banamine.

9/27/2011 3:06:56 PM

I use Previcoxib off label. Firocoxib in the horse world, but cheaper. A cox2 inhibitor

9/27/2011 2:41:30 PM

Have used NSAIDS also

9/27/2011 1:01:31 PM