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!