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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