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    11-27-2009, 11:58 PM
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I was just reading a forum about bute in the dressage forum, I was just wondering does anyone have any really bad stories that enclude alot of bute for your horse?? I know I only have one that I can remember, so what are yours, if you have any?

Well mine is about a horse my dad was training for a family, the horse was a grey, 16'3 hand, 5 yr old, throughbred, mare that ended up snapping something in a competion(i think it was her cannon bone if I remember right)

Well, my dad had been told about a 3 yr old throughbred mare that needed some work thinking that I would be able to do it said hey i'll take it in for training, they owners ended up just boarding at our place and having training done at the same time, well this happened last year so when she was 4, my dad thought okay lets bring her to a show and the owner can ride her, well she brought Charlie into arena, so far so good, Took off for the first barrel, great turn, second barrel was okay and when they got to that last one something happened and ended up falling on top of her owner right after the last turn, Vet's checked her out and said that she snapped something and she would have to be kept inside for about a year or so, and after 8 months of bute(8 long months) and other pills Charlie is able to be in a small paddock by herself, after all that time waiting the owners decided to get a new horse that was better then charlie, my parents ended up buying charlie so she wouldn't go to auction, Today after 15 months we are being allowed back on Charlie.

The vet said that he didn't know if Charlie would ever be more then a pasture horse because she still hurts, and that we should still be giving her bute and the other pills, but we've stopped doing that and I'm hoping that I can start to use her for barrels slowly ofcourse in a year or two, but I would like to see if she has it in her to be a barrel racer and then maybe we could breed her to a track throughbred and see what we get.

So any stories about your buted up horses
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    11-28-2009, 04:48 PM
Im so sorry to hear about charlie.
Congrats for looking after her so well though.
I was looking after this one horse that had arthritis in both his front knees and had also broken something in one of his legs (i forget too)
He has to be on bute for the rest of his life mixed in with his food.
You can see that sometimes he is I pain but he still walks around like there is nothing wrong.
    11-28-2009, 04:53 PM
Green Broke
^He's on an ulcer gaurd to right? Bute is horrid for their stomachs.

Ariel has been on bute a multitude of time because she gets cronic abcesse in her front feet. It's never for long though
    11-28-2009, 06:21 PM
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Bute is nothing more than a horse aspirin. It is not a super pain killer, it is an anti inflammatory. As posted above, just as aspirin is hard on our stomachs, bute is really hard on a horses stomach.
    11-28-2009, 06:51 PM
Have you ever heard of the people who thinks it smart to take bute themselves?

Apparently even taking it once, or taking the smallest dosage can cause you to get cancer or serious issues with your kidneys and/or liver
    11-28-2009, 07:18 PM
Yea I no it's bad for them that's another reason we don't give it, unless needed really bad, I know that charlie was also getting a bunch of other pills but I don't know what they are, again charlie seemed really happy when I feed her tonite she was troting around nicely
    11-29-2009, 02:50 PM
Green Broke
Stylish- that's because Bute is a medicene for horses, it is so strong that it could give our human systems serious problems
    11-29-2009, 03:43 PM
I never heard of any person taking bute.. that's crazy.
Some people really don't think lol
    11-29-2009, 06:09 PM
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I think all this furor over FEI allowing bute is stupid. It should have been allowed a long time ago. People will not use it to "sneak" a lame horse into competition. It is not a pain killer, per se. I take an aspirin before and after a hard competition, just in case I get sore. Why not for the horse too.

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