I am posting on behalf of a gal in Illinois. The photos are over 10 days. The wound is doing great. Here's the issue: She's been keeping me updated on her horse, and told me her vet won't give her anymore bute. I asked how much she had been giving. It was 2 grams 2x a day. I advised her to stop the bute, and let her horse have some room to move about in a small pen to walk out some of the soreness. Sure enough, he was no longer holding up the leg, but was using it. He just needed to use it a little & doesn't even need pain relief.
Now here's the problem: She said he's not urinating as much as he should/was. I get the impression her vet is more of a livestock vet, and not specifically an equine vet. Of course I advised her to get a hold of her vet about this, and to research bute/renal failure.
I'm VERY conservative in the use of bute. I rarely use it, and when I do, it's 1/2 gram 2x a day. Is there an herb she should give, or is there any reversal if the horse has kidney damage from overusing bute? We've never dealt with any kidney problems like this.
I'll keep posting updates and try to get more information from her.