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    Default Bute free pain relief

    I wondered if anyone would give me there experience with bute free pain relief and which one they would recommend.
    Thx. Tara

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    Danilon I always use it now.

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    Default Re: Bute free pain relief

    What type of pain?

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    Thanks. She has a rotated pedal bone. She has been on bute for ages. She is not hobbling but she is still feeling it. I'm not riding her obviously I just wondered about giving her one of these alternative pain relief ie devils claw. I have heard mixed reviews some saying its better than bute and some saying its hopeless!

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    Default Re: Bute free pain relief

    If the horse has a rotated pedal bone, please stick with Bute or Danillon - until the situation is resolved.

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    She has gone down from 4 a day to 1 but I just wondered if I could use something that is less likely to rip her stomach to bits but still effective....

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    Quote Originally Posted by usbaldings View Post
    She has gone down from 4 a day to 1 but I just wondered if I could use something that is less likely to rip her stomach to bits but still effective....
    Danilon is supposed to be kinder on the system.

    But over such a short period of time, it's unlikely the bute is doing any harm at all.

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    Default Re: Bute free pain relief

    Quote Originally Posted by amymay View Post
    Danilon is supposed to be kinder on the system.

    But over such a short period of time, it's unlikely the bute is doing any harm at all.
    I agree with Amy May in respect of long term use of bute. However I thought the danillon was exactly the same as bute but had something in it that was more palatable to the horse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keepmeinmind View Post
    I agree with Amy May in respect of long term use of bute. However I thought the danillon was exactly the same as bute but had something in it that was more palatable to the horse.
    Danilon is kinder to the liver - long term use of Bute can cause liver damage I was told. It's around double the price of bute which is why many are reluctant to use it.


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    I tried buteless but found it to be very sticky. On looking at the ingredients list it was full of sugar so I immediately stopped using it. I researched all sorts of no bute pain killers and to be honest, I couldn't find one that would work. Vetrofen looked OK but was very expensive.

    Here is a link containing some options, but id speak to your vet before trying any. If your pony has a rotated pedal bone due to laminitis, avoid the high sugar versions.

    http://www.pegasushealth.com/horse-s...in_relief/home
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