We have a horse who is just a simply high strung sort. She's a favorite of ours but she tends to get away from my 4 year old (just in the round pen) and is otherwise a challenge for us adults, but not a problem horse in anyway. You just have to be engaged mentally full time when riding her.
Anyway, the vet was floating teeth yesterday and suggested putting her on Paxil (paroxetine actually which is the generic term). WHAT? At first I thought that was pretty funny, now I'm just curious! Paxil/paroxetine is prescribed to humans for anxiety.
We're not doing it (putting her on Paxil) it's unwarranted and would be an unnecessary expense, but has anyone ever heard of this?
I looked online and the Texas Racehorse Standards consider paroxetine a class 2 prohibited drug for use in racehorses. Use of class 2 drugs, I believe, warrants disqualification and suspension of the horse.
Anyone? I'm intrigued!