The ranch owner is going out of town for 2 weeks starting Monday and she wants to keep him buted twice a day for the entire time she is gone. By the time she gets back, he will have been taking it for 3 weeks. I've heard that this is not safe. What do you think?
Also, my horse was totally zombie like yesterday. Does bute make them act this way or was it from the shots? This is all so new to me and I just don't know what is considered normal. Obviously, zombie horses are not normal, so something is definitely going on. I have no problem not riding for all the time it takes him to heal. I was told to ride and assumed it was ok. Now, I am second guessing if he should be ridden, if he needs to be on pain meds for so long. Any help or opinions are greatly appreciated.