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NSAIDs for Horses: Bute vs. Fluxinin vs. Firocoxib Casie Bazay, BS, NBCAAM | July 11, 2024 | Horse Health, Medications

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, or NSAIDs, for short, are a type of medication commonly administered to horses for a variety of conditions. Veterinarians most often prescribe NSAIDs for soft tissue...

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Tapeworms in Horses: Risk Factors, Transmission & Prevention Camryn McNeill, B.B.R.M. | May 24, 2024 | Conditions, Horse Health, Medications

Parasites are organisms that live in or on the horse, and rely on the horse for sustenance while often causing harm or disease. These include worms like roundworms, tapeworms, and bots, as well as ext...

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Nerve and Joint Blocks in Horses: Diagnostic Analgesia Medications, Uses & Interpretation Dr. Madison Ricard, DVM, DACVP | May 20, 2024 | Horse Health, Medications

Diagnostic analgesia, commonly referred to as a "nerve block," refers to numbing an area using an analgesic, such as lidocaine, for diagnostic purposes. Diagnostic analgesia is a crucial component of ...

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Equine Nebulizer Guide: Types, Uses, & Related Medications Dr. Madison Ricard, DVM, DACVP | May 28, 2024 | Horse Health, Medications

Respiratory (lung) function is critical to ensure equine performance and overall health. Equine asthma, pneumonia, and lung capacity during exercise are all common health concerns for riders and train...

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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) in Horses: Uses, Benefits & Side Effects Dr. Madison Ricard, DVM, DACVP | May 28, 2024 | Conditions, Horse Health, Joint Health, Medications

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a regenerative therapy used to treat horses with tendon and ligament injuries. PRP is a blood preparation where plasma, the water and protein component of blood containin...

Bisphosphonates in Horses
Bisphosphonates in Horses: Benefits, Uses and Side Effects Dr. Madison Ricard, DVM, DACVP | June 8, 2024 | Horse Health, Medications

Bisphosphonates are drugs used to treat bone conditions in horses. The two main bisphosphonates used in horses are clodronate (OsPhos®) and tiludronate (Tildren®). These medications are used to trea...

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Corticosteroid Joint Injections in Horses: Uses, Side Effects, & Evidence Dr. Madison Ricard, DVM, DACVP | May 28, 2024 | Horse Health, Joint Health, Medications

Corticosteroids are a class of medication used to treat inflammation and pain. Corticosteroid joint injections are a common treatment for arthritis in horses. When injected directly into a joint, cort...

Ivermectin for Horses
Ivermectin Paste for Deworming Horses: Dosage & Side Effects Camryn McNeill, B.B.R.M. | June 30, 2024 | Medications

Ivermectin is an over-the-counter medication used to control internal parasites in horses and other animals. It is macrocyclic lactone medication and is one of the most widely used dewormers or anthel...