For your horse's sake: Know your NSAIDS

Here's a crib sheet for which non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs work best for specific types of discomfort in horses.
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All non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) provide relief from pain, but some work better on specific types of discomfort. Here’s a rundown to which NSAIDs work best for different types of discomfort that your horse may experience.

• Phenylbutazone is typically the NSAID of choice for chronic or acute bone pain

• Flunixin meglumine is more often used to treat pain associated with colic and soft-tissue injuries

• Diclofenac, an ointment is applied directly to a target area, is a common choice for treating inflammed eyes.

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