A lot of the supplements I've seen that have Devil's Claw in them say that they are safe for longterm use... Can you point me in the direction of some documentation of that^^? [I don't disbelieve you, I'm just trying narrow down "the best" of the worst, you know?]
Maybe it has to do with doses+time frame?
I'll show you one of the things I found that's supposedly "safe" for longterm use, maybe you know something about the other ingredients too... :)
Med-Vet DC-Y - Horse.com
But then again, I supposed it doesn't actually say "safe for longterm use", it says "can be continously fed at this rate"...two different things. Haha
Interesting! I'll get a tube of that then! There's no way Miss L will be able to not get bute during an attack so making it a less crazy expierence would probably be good.
I do have eye ointment but it's steroid based and due the high risk of ulcers, she advised me to use the ointment with caution. I asked her about prescribing an ointment or drops that weren't steroid based but she was unsure about going that route (we were talking over the phone and neither of us are really "phone people") and I didn't catch her reasoning.
Personally, I love my vet but I think this all is a little out of her depth. However, she's the best in the area (the other vet in the area didn't even catch Lacey's ERU a year and a half ago when I called them out specifically to check for any eye abnormalities because I felt like something was wrong) so we're a wee bit stuck that way...
My horse had one episode a couple of years ago & the ointment was an eye saver.