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    11-07-2011, 10:47 PM
Originally Posted by bubba13    
Many horses live on daily bute for years and years. Unless the horse has a sensitivity issue, it is generally considered safe to administer up to two grams a day, generally split into two one-gram doses. No, it's not ideal, and yes, you have to watch out for signs of ulcers, but more often than not the pain relief benefits outweigh the side effects. And this information is coming from the agreement of three respected equine veterinarians as well as personal experience.
He has been buted a LOT. Say for instance if he had ulcers, how would I know and how would I treat them?
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    11-07-2011, 10:53 PM
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    11-07-2011, 11:05 PM
    11-07-2011, 11:18 PM
Only "ulcer" symptom he has is weight. He has ribs showing. No matter what I do, nothing puts more weight on him!
    11-07-2011, 11:33 PM
The weight issue may also be due to pain. If a horse is in constant, niggling pain, they will often cease to gain weight.
    11-07-2011, 11:42 PM
Originally Posted by Kayty    
The weight issue may also be due to pain. If a horse is in constant, niggling pain, they will often cease to gain weight.
Its only slight. The rest of him looks awesome. Is there anything I can do?
    11-07-2011, 11:45 PM
I would get his diet assessed by a vet and maybe have some bloods taken, possibly he is just lacking something in his diet if it is not a pain related issue
    11-07-2011, 11:49 PM
This is what he looks like now
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    11-07-2011, 11:57 PM
Another pic of Comet
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    11-08-2011, 12:01 AM
He looks like a good weight - I wouldn't be worried at all :) It's good to be able to lightly feel their ribs

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