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Cautious use--worried about ulcers--but sometimes necessary for short time
1/21/2013 7:32:50 PM
My horse has been on a gram of bute daily for several years due to navicular disease.
1/21/2013 6:32:23 PM
My veterinarian expects me to use NSAIDS for pain, inflammation, etc, so I have it on hand and use a
1/21/2013 6:07:42 PM
try turmeric with 5 percent black pepper for inflamation and pain in horses. up to a cup a day, wor
1/21/2013 4:37:09 PM
I have used bute to manage an old navicular horse but accupuncture saved him
1/21/2013 1:44:54 PM
I have an endurance horse and use Joint suppliment and herbals for prevention and occasional mgmt.
1/21/2013 1:16:53 PM
25yo w/spinal arthritis .. 1 tablet of Heel's Zeel (per day) as necessary
1/21/2013 11:06:12 AM
Previcox for my 21-yr-old DSLD/arthritic gelding. It's been a wonder drug! I highly recommend it!
1/21/2013 10:39:51 AM
NSAIDS are only used when said injury prevent normal horse activity, ie walking, eating, drinking
1/21/2013 10:26:35 AM
Use a product called Rapid Response by Amerdom daily, 22 YO TB is totally healthy and sound.
1/19/2013 8:15:45 PM
I aways keep some on hand for emergencies, which I seem to need more than I would prefer!
1/19/2013 4:13:30 PM
Just as in people, over medication is harmful to horses and should be under the direction of the vet
1/19/2013 11:35:57 AM
Old boy with very stiff joints, the drug really helps.
1/18/2013 1:44:25 PM
Will most likely be daily due to recent dx of chronic laminitis.
1/18/2013 1:07:57 PM
VETERINARIANS MUST REGULATE USE OF NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES!
1/17/2013 10:10:18 PM
or inflammation, fever, pain
1/17/2013 10:06:59 PM
just depends I have multiple horses with different needs.Sometimes we butte for different reasons .
1/17/2013 9:29:07 PM
I have a better alternative.
1/17/2013 7:59:41 PM
worry about side efects
1/17/2013 2:16:34 PM
aged, to manage spinal arthritis
1/17/2013 1:37:17 PM
Within parameters we've developed with our vet but, rarely
1/17/2013 11:00:16 AM
As needed for pain and inflammation management.
1/17/2013 1:25:21 AM
Not being a medical professional I feel a vet's instruction is important with nsaid use
1/16/2013 9:30:40 PM
he's a 28 y/o mule w/ arthritis. it helps his mobility.
1/16/2013 6:09:42 PM
I try to use NSAIDS as little as possible. I only use when it is really neccessary.
1/16/2013 6:05:02 PM
Never if there is another option.
1/16/2013 5:45:22 PM
Only when injured and necessary.
1/16/2013 5:38:00 PM
Although I did have an old mare who needed 1 gram every other day for comfort
1/16/2013 5:14:51 PM
Given only when absolutely necessary.
1/16/2013 5:06:44 PM
for conditions already evaluated by the vet
1/16/2013 4:58:51 PM
She has ringbone in both front pasterns and is 21 this year but still sound 95% of time
1/16/2013 4:51:31 PM
When arthritic changes flare up and require treatment
1/16/2013 12:58:15 PM
Only when needed; NSAIDs also assist with fevers, not only pain
1/16/2013 12:43:30 PM
When my horse foundered they were part of the treatment
1/16/2013 12:05:04 PM
Emergency treatment excepted when there is a delay in vet response.
1/16/2013 10:52:59 AM
prophylactically each spring before B.I.'s 6-way vaccine, to reduce fever and discomfort
1/16/2013 8:20:27 AM
and he recommends it too often.
1/16/2013 7:56:32 AM
Occasionally when pain &/or inflammation.
1/16/2013 2:49:58 AM
I use only for 24 hrs prior to every farrier visit for arthritis, it made a huge improvement
1/16/2013 12:22:46 AM
Fortunately my current horse is sound; has only needed NSAIDs for a dental issue
1/15/2013 11:52:34 PM
1/15/2013 10:24:01 PM
Bute is a fabulous drug, but MUST be given only at the Minimum--Effective daily dose.
1/15/2013 9:10:21 PM
only used them 3 times in 20 years
1/15/2013 8:05:56 PM
She has respiratory issues and my vet has given me a schedule to follow when she gets bad.
1/15/2013 7:40:18 PM
1/15/2013 7:21:24 PM
Penny is 35 with a host of problems, fallen suspensories, eye inflammation.
1/15/2013 7:08:52 PM
Don't have much use with 22 minis
1/15/2013 6:49:28 PM
Only when necessary.
1/15/2013 6:35:56 PM
when injured, as required
1/15/2013 6:27:19 PM
After an injury, after yearly vaccinations and as advised by her vet
1/15/2013 6:22:14 PM
also on recommendation of my vet.
1/15/2013 6:11:12 PM
I do give occassionally w/o Vet for recurrance of need on specific horse
1/15/2013 6:05:02 PM
He is 23 years old and has been stoically handling heel pain for since he was 7. Quality of life.
1/15/2013 5:34:35 PM
Use on my old horse when she gets worked.
1/15/2013 5:20:10 PM
My almost 30 mare is on 1g twice daily bute, has been for yrs. and tolerates it well.
1/15/2013 4:50:14 PM
2g/day to treat very advanced ringbone and keep pasture sound
1/15/2013 4:00:53 PM
Last time my horse needed an NSAID, I asked about Equioxx, because she has a history of gastric ulce
1/15/2013 3:41:55 PM
osteoarthritis in hock
1/15/2013 11:19:52 AM
1/15/2013 8:02:12 AM
My horse is on a low dose of firocoxib daily to help combat an old injury.
1/15/2013 8:00:07 AM
Nothing else is legal in Sweden
1/15/2013 3:44:52 AM
Not safe enough to use except when necessary
1/15/2013 3:26:58 AM
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