Learn why Phenylbutazone (Bute) is one of the most commonly prescribed medications for many musculoskeletel problems in horses as a NSAID, is well tolerated by most horses and is quickly absorbed into the blood stream, producing pain relief and fever reduction.
Learn about Pergolide as a treatment for horses that have pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (Cushing's disease), which, essentially, is caused by an enlargement or hypertrophy of the pituitary gland and is a common problem with older horses and ponies.
Learn why Penicillin is one of the most commonly used antibiotics in veterinary medicine because of its effectiveness against different types of bacteria in horses.
Learn how Ocytocin, a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland, is useful during labor and is used after foaling to stabilize the mare's uterus and prevent complications.
Learn why Omeprazole is not only used to prevent ulcers in horses that are subjected to stress or other conditions that make them prone to stomach ulcers. but is also prescribed as a precaution when NSAIDs, corticosteroids, and other drugs known to cause stomach ulcers are administered..
Learn about Nitazoxanide as a "cidal" drug used in horses against a variety of parasites including protozoa, Giardia, nematodes, trematodes, and some bacteria.
Learn about Naproxen as perhaps the most effective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for the treatment of muscle pain and soft tissue injury in horses.
Learn why N-butylscopolammonium bromide has been used for many years in Europe as a first line of treatment for minor gas colic in horses because of its short-acting antispasmodic properties which are unlikely to mask more serious medical or surgical emergencies.
Learn about Metronidazole as an antibiotic and antiprotozoal drug used to treat Giardia infections resulting in severe diarrhea and with other antibiotics to treat pleuropneumonia, peritonitis, abdominal abscesses, and other severe infections in horses.
Learn how Methocarbamol is used to reduce muscle spasms in a number of horse conditions and also has a sedative action beneficial to anxious equines that are in pain.