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post #1 of 3 Old 05-07-2011, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Aspirin or Bute?

Hi! I'm a new horse owner- I've ridden pretty much my whole life, but I don't know a whole lot about veterinary care. The horse that I bought is an 8 year old Percheron/Thoroughbred cross and he has some hock soreness sometimes. Which is better/safer to use... bute or aspirin??
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post #2 of 3 Old 05-07-2011, 11:03 PM
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I'm not sure if one is necessarily safer than the other on a long term basis.....both can cause ulcers, GI bleeding and such....

Others may know more than I about this though....
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I'm not sure if one is necessarily safer than the other on a long term basis.....both can cause ulcers, GI bleeding and such....
Agreed. In general, bute is very effective for leg pain, but if you're looking at long term use, talk to your vet.

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