Monday, February 14, 2022

Inexpensive Pain Drug Gets a Boost for Treating Horses - Full Article

Researchers found acetaminophen is readily and rapidly absorbed, and most of the horses appeared to feel and move better.

Posted by Betsy Lynch | Feb 2, 2022

Editor’s note: Always consult your veterinarian before giving your horse any pharmaceuticals, including over-the-counter drugs.

If a little bit of acetaminophen makes your horse feel better, a little bit more might make him feel a little bit better for a little bit longer. This is welcome news for owners who are managing horses with chronic aches and pains.

Acetaminophen is a cheap and effective over-the-counter pain reliever that provides an alternative to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) with undesirable side effects such as gastric ulcers and kidney damage. Researchers confirmed that acetaminophen is safe for horses at a higher dose than tested previously, even when administered for weeks at a time...

Read more here:

No comments: