- blood disorders,
- heart disease and
- kidney problems.
Degenerative diseases & arthritis – safe dosage of bute in older horses
As horses age, their joints start to wear – which often leads to the development of arthritis. While there is no cure for arthritis, there are ways we can keep older horses more comfortable.
Long term dosage of bute in older horses:
Generally, horses should not be treated with bute for longer than 5-7 days. However, there is a solution if you find that your horse benefits from daily pain relief.
Sucralfate is often prescribed in conjunction with bute, as the sucralfate works to protect the gastrointestinal lining.