Oral medications - Urhg!!
So, my one mare has been prescribed Bute, my vet says that bute is oral only and he has no access to inject-able other than IV type bolus which is also useless to me. Here's the problem, my 2 year old mare has a 'don't touch me zone' right around her mouth, from the noseband of the halter down. We are working on this issue and slowly making progress, but giving her this bute is erasing any progress we've made and she is starting to bob her head, pull away, all the usual. Is there a trick to getting horses to take this type of medication? My other mare will actually OPEN HER MOUTH for oral medications so I am very inexperienced with this type of avoidance behaviour. Also, I would like to make this as stress free for her as possible.