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post #1 of 8 Old 07-08-2012, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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urgent: "over the counter" horse pain relief?

My mare got the snot kicked out of her and is pretty uncomfortable. There are two distinct hoof marks on her hip and some swelling in those areas. Doctored her up as best I could but I am wondering if there is anything I can get for her to help with pain relief tonight. Can horses take aspirin? I don't have any bute and neither does my BO apparently, and everything horse/animal relates is closed on a Sunday night.

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post #2 of 8 Old 07-08-2012, 05:19 PM
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Horses can take aspirin, but you need to at least talk to your vet first.
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post #3 of 8 Old 07-08-2012, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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I talked to my vet, he didn't seem to concerned to be honest, just gave it a "see how she is in the morning" kind of answer.

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Try to find another horse person with bute. On a Sunday even the feed stores are closed.
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post #5 of 8 Old 07-08-2012, 05:55 PM
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Sometimes it is better for a horse to feel some pain from an injury v.s being on a painkiller. The discomfort they feel will keep them from playing around and making an injury worse. If she is going to be seen by a vet come Monday or Tuesday, I wouldn't try to give her aspirin or any other pain medications. The dosage for her is unknown and will be an educated guess at best, if she is in bad enough shape to need the painkillers when the vet sees her, then the vet will be able to instruct you on what all you can give her.
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I would also be inclined not to give her anything. Cold spongeing/hosing would help with the swelling. If you can, keep her away from the other horses, but still in the field.

Keep tabs on her pulse, temp and respiration so if you need the vet you have some background for him/her. Make sure she maintains her usual feed/water intake.
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cold hose if you can it will help with the discomfort & swelling

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post #8 of 8 Old 07-09-2012, 08:46 PM
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Horses do fine with aspirin. Google it to find the right dosage. Go buy a jar of horse aspirin when you have the chance. (smartpak has the best stuff. The other brands are weaker).
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