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  • Alternative medicine therapies for horse lameness
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    02-20-2008, 03:00 PM
  #1
Foal
An alternative treatment for lameness....

Hi everybody, just wanted to drop in to get out some information about a new product that our company just finished the research and development on. About 6 years ago we released a clinical-strength (for human use) anti-inflammatory supplement that really took the market by storm. Although natural and over-the-counter, it is used in many doctors offices for helping speed the healing process and for the alleviation of pain.

We had a staggering amount of interest in the product for animal applications, and with the help of a local veterinarian and horse fanatic, we formulated a product specific to performance-animal applications. This product IS clinically backed, and is a perfect alternative to potentially harmful treatments that involve Phenylbutazone (Bute) or other pharmaceuticals. We've really been impressed at how quickly the horses respond.

Here's a link to our website, and feel free ask any questions or contact me directly!
     
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    02-20-2008, 03:02 PM
  #2
Foal
Neglected to leave a link, the product is named Neprofin EQ and the website is www.arthurandrew.com/neprofin
     
    02-20-2008, 04:24 PM
  #3
Weanling
That sounds very interesting.. Im going to have to read the site some more but Im off to work (yay.. only 3 shifts left!)
     
    02-20-2008, 07:37 PM
  #4
Showing
I'll definitely have a look!
What kind of lameness issues were you looking at treating? I specifically have in mind a (recently gelded) gelding with terrible stiff stifles - will your product help with that?
     
    02-20-2008, 08:10 PM
  #5
Foal
The exact diagnoses for each horses in our clinical study was:
Tendonitis LF
Sprain/Ligament (Knee) **later found to be a tear, and surgically repaired
Sprain/Ligament (Lumbar)
Sprain/Muscle (Shoulder)
Tendonitis RF
Sprain/Ligament (Stifle)

The administration period was 7 days, and no other analgesic, anti-inflammatory or other treatments were involved.

Here's a link to the full study. I have the urine/stool analyses and other observations as well. http://j.b5z.net/i/u/2049569/f/Complete_Horse_Study.pdf

Five of the six horses responded to the treatment, the only exception was the ligamental tear that required surgery!
     
    02-20-2008, 08:12 PM
  #6
Foal
JustDressage- the product would most definitely be right up your alley. Not only does Neprofin relieve pain and inflammation (and the associated stiffness you're describing), it helps remove the cell debris and speed the healing process.[/b]
     
    02-20-2008, 09:30 PM
  #7
Showing
Sounds great, Kevin! I'll recommend it to the owner of the gelding, she's been looking for something like that for years now.
     
    02-21-2008, 05:16 PM
  #8
Foal
Great! Keep me updated, questions are definitely welcome.

One of the biggest concerns we've been trying to address is the use of Bute and its damaging effects. It's still pretty common for use with horses even though its downfalls are relatively well known at this point. We really want to get the word out about Neprofin so these horses have an alternative to this harmful pharmaceutical.
     
    02-21-2008, 05:20 PM
  #9
Trained
What are the damaging affects with Bute?? My horse was given bute a few times.
     
    02-21-2008, 05:44 PM
  #10
Foal
Bute has been observed to be destructive to the liver and kidneys as well as lowering the white blood cell count. Gastrointestinal problems, ulcers, and internal hemorrhage are usually inevitable with long-term use. Prolonged usage of Bute can be very damaging--its essentially the equivalent of NSAIDs for humans- although lower-quality and much higher dosage.

The Wikipedia article says it the most eloquently: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenylbutazone
     

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