Butes as an anti-inflammatory as well. At the barn our horses used to stay at before we brought them home. There were quite a few horses that got into the feed room. We did a tablet of bute in each feeding and hydro-therapy on each hoof, 20mins, 3 times a day. Luckily... we stopped anything before it could get started.
Many people have sighed for the 'good old days' and regretted the 'passing of the horse,' but today, when only those who like horses own them, it is a far better time for horses. ~C.W. Anderson