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Re: meds for equine how do people manage it
Posted by kidslovehorses on 11/26/2015, 10:54 am, in reply to "Re: meds for equine how do people manage it"
I agree that if a horse is suffering without medication because the owner can't afford the medication, it's OK to put that horse down. From what I've observed over twenty years with horses is that it's much, much more important that horse has a loving owner who sees it's hooves are cared for and it's taken out regularly, than an owner who can afford everything prescribed by the vet. That might mean the horse has to depart the earth earlier than without the meds, but you can't ever be too sure about that.
The pergolide will greatly reduce likelihood of laminitis, or so I've been told. For that reason, it seems important. But arthritis is not the same level of problem and can be managed with addition of vinegar and/or yucca and/or devil's claw plus blanketing and adequate movement. My horses are on prevacox because they work for a living. If I didn't have to do that, I don't think I'd bother with it.